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Momtivist (MV)




Burbank, CA




Jessica Stamen, co-founder

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Momtivist (MV) is an activist network that engages families to pursue activism and civic engagement in the pursuit of left-of-center political goals. 1

MV creates and promotes kid-friendly events, books, and articles that advances left-progressive policy goals and organizes “Progress Playdates” to encourage activism in promotion of those views and produces voter guide summaries for local and statewide races and issues. 2


Momtivist produces a compendium of Los Angeles, California area left-of-center voting guides that summarizes the consensus on ballot measures and candidates for state-wide and local races. Guides that are reviewed include those produced by Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), the largest socialist organization in the United States; LA Area Progressive Voter Guide, produced by an organization that calls for nationalization of elections; Action Cali; Knock LA, a left-wing online news organization; and LA Forward Action. 3 4 5 6 7 8

On Facebook, the group promotes its Voter Guide Review and activism in favor of gun control and promotion of abortion pills. 9

MV and Feminists in Action-Los Angeles sponsored “Ballots Over Broadway,” a fundraising event for the benefit of DemocraShe and Field Team 6. 10

MV sponsored a New Year’s Climate Action Fair that provided attendees with a road map of climate actions for 2022. Co-sponsors included Northeast Los Angeles (NELA) Climate Collective, a climate change activist group, Ban Sup, a group supporting the reduction of plastic waste, LA Forward Action, an advocacy group for left-of-center policy, and Hang Out Do Good, a partner of MV. 11 12 13 14 15 16

The organization promoted Gender Nation’s Celebrity Story Hour, a book sale with proceeds going to Gender Nation’s mission to donate LGBT-affirming books to school libraries. 17

MV is present on Twitter but as of July 2022 had not Tweeted since June 29, 2018. Its most recent post on Instagram as of July 2022 was dated September 25, 2021. 18 19


Momtivist’s co-founders are film producer Jessica Stamen and Alisa Angelone, a clinical psychologist. Stamen is a film producer who worked for Echo Lake Productions and produced advocacy videos for Netflix; Fellow Americans, a graphics and video producer; Swing Left, a left-wing bundler of donations to the Democratic Party; and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). She has served as Southern California Education Lead for Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, a group that supports Congressional action to limit the right to bear arms. 20 21 22 23

Stamen is a founding member of Feminists in Action Los Angeles (FIA-LA), a left-of-center group that supports left-of-center female political candidates, defunding Las Angeles School Police Department, and critical race theory, and co-founder of DemocraShe. 24

FIA-LA has partnered with MV in sponsoring a fundraiser for Field Team 6, that involved a number of left-of-center performers from musical theater. 25


  1. “Home.” Momtivist. Accessed July 5, 2022. https://www.momtivist.com/.
  2. “About Us.” Momtivist. Accessed July 5, 2022. https://www.momtivist.com/about-us.
  3. “La Primary 2022 Voter Guide Review.” Momtivist. Accessed July 4, 2022. https://www.momtivist.com/laprimary2022.
  4. “La Forward Action.” LA Forward Action. Accessed July 4, 2022. https://www.laforward.org/.
  5. Laveaga, Ricky de. “The News of Los Angeles from Independent Journalists.” Knock LA, July 1, 2022. https://knock-la.com/.
  6. Admin. “Today’s Action.” ActionCali. April 17, 2022. https://actioncali.com/.
  7. Hill, Steven. “The End of Majority Rule.” LA Progressive. July 2, 2022. https://www.laprogressive.com/elections/the-end-of-majority-rule.
  8. “Get Involved.” Democratic Socialists of America (DSA). Accessed July 4, 2022. https://www.dsausa.org/.
  9. “Momtivist.” Facebook. Accessed July 4, 2022. https://www.facebook.com/Momtivist/.
  10. Momtivist Instagram. Accessed July 4, 2022. https://www.instagram.com/p/CUQVPJvJDi_/.
  11. Momtivist Instagram. Accessed July 4, 2022. https://www.instagram.com/p/B7mBgN0p14_/.
  12. “About Us.” Hang Out Do Good. Accessed July 4, 2022. https://www.hangoutdogood.com/about.
  13. “Ban Sup.” BAN SUP. Accessed July 4, 2022. https://www.bansup.net/.
  14. “Who We Are.” LA Forward Action. Accessed July 4, 2022. https://www.laforward.org/our-team.
  15. “About Us.” Hang Out Do Good. Accessed July 4, 2022. https://www.hangoutdogood.com/about.
  16. “About.” NELA Climate Collective. Accessed July 4, 2022. https://www.nelaclimatecollective.org/about.
  17. Momtivist Instagram. Accessed July 4, 2022. https://www.instagram.com/p/BztvWAkpbmY/.
  18. Momtivist Twitter. Accessed July 4, 2022. https://twitter.com/momtivist.
  19. Momtivist Instagram. Accessed July 4, 2022. https://www.instagram.com/momtivist/.
  20. Who We Are.” DemocraShe. Accessed July 4, 2022. https://www.democrashe.org/who-we-are.
  21. Stories, Local. “Daily Inspiration: Meet Jessica Stamen.” Voyage LA Magazine. February 25, 2022. http://voyagela.com/interview/daily-inspiration-meet-jessica-stamen/.
  22. Wpengine. Moms Demand Action. June 24, 2022. https://momsdemandaction.org/.
  23. “Home.” Everytown. July 4, 2022. https://www.everytown.org/.
  24. “Who We Are.” DemocraShe. Accessed July 5, 2022. https://www.democrashe.org/who-we-are.
  25. Feminists In Action. “When You Buy Tickets to #Ballotsoverbroadway, You Are Supporting @fieldteam_6’s Work to ‘Register Democrats. Save the World.” and #DemocraShe’s Efforts to Grow the Pipeline of Diverse Women in Politics. Please Join Us (Outdoors) This Sunday, Oct. 3! Https://T.co/08CRtuJDlP Pic.twitter.com/5egoaaage9.” Twitter. Twitter, September 27, 2021. https://twitter.com/fialosangeles/status/1442528820599222275.
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