The Rosie the Riveter Movement

Creating projects that pull America together

What We Do

The Mission Statement of Thanks! Plain and Simple:

To create projects that guide people to pull together to do real work that upholds and advances America’s basic principles.

The Rosie the Riveter movement is an example of work that should, could, and will be done by all Americans. It integrates contributions from “the people” and many sectors (e.g., business, non-profits, education, government, etc.)

The Rosie the Riveter Movement

The goal of the American Rosie Movement (ARM) is to unite America by learning to know and work with “Rosies”-women who worked on the home front during WWII. Their stories are fascinating and their legacies are important to America past, present, and future.

Thanks has worked almost a decade to find, interview, and get the public to work with Rosie the Riveters “Rosies” so that their legacy becomes part of Americas identity and future.

All Americans can participate. Please look at our Act Now page or click here (PDF) for examples of projects.

Way that you can help to pull America together by following the example of “Rosies”:

  1. Look for a Rosie in your community, and interview her. If you cannot find a Rosie, study or listen to the interviews provided for you here on our website.
  2. Work with your community to be sure that something permanent tell about Rosies.
  3. Study the projects that we have done for ideas and either replicate them or add to them

We based the American Rosie the Riveter Movement on our experience that:

  1. People want to “do something” that is meaningful to them and others;
  2. People don’t know how to start; and, once they start, they don’t know how to work with problems that arise;
  3. People learn better when they “do something” than when they simply read, talk, or watch others;
  4. People want to know Rosies, plan work with Rosies and others, and do the work to create lasting evidence of what Rosies said during the war: “We pull better, when we pull together.”

“Thanks!” helps people with each of these. We have grown from doing projects with Rosies and their communities to developing a nationwide program to launch the International Rosie the Riveter Movement.

It’s a huge job.

Time is almost gone. No one organization can do it alone. Aunt Sam needs you to help us win this war against time!

For our statement about the Rosie the Riveter Movement Click Here


For a statement about our Threats, Opportunities, Weaknesses and Strengths Click Here



Launching the International Rosie the Riveter Movement

Submitted by Karan Trasi
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Some ways you can participate are to help with: