Kim Y. Sudderth, Hampton Roads Senior Organizer
Kim was born and raised in Hampton Roads. She grew up in Willoughby near the Chesapeake Bay and for a time her family lived to Virginia Beach in the Salem area. What I saw was that was hurricanes and storm surges have increased in intensity, sea-level rise washing away our beaches and flooding taking over our streets. Frankly, she was scared. The climate crisis was claiming the region that she loved and she wasn’t sure if anyone was doing anything about it. Joining Mothers Out Front allowed her to get involved in a meaningful way.
Mothers Out Front is growing a movement of women, mothers, grandmothers and others who have children in their lives that they care about. This is important to me because Mothers Out Front is committed to leadership development needed to support women to advocate for their own communities. Our mission is to organize women from diverse backgrounds for an inclusive movement.
Mothers Out Front is building power as mothers to ensure a livable climate for all children. We are an inclusive movement where mothers’ voices are front and center. We act with urgency because we know that climate change is a critical and encompassing challenge of our time. We maintain hope by working together on concrete solutions toward a livable climate for all children.
We hope that more mothers will join us for a strong community built on relationships, kindness, mutual respect, and collaboration.