The American Rosie MOVEMENT
The American Rosie MOVEMENT
We are about people pulling together to do high quality work for freedom.
We ask you to join us to recognize what people have accomplished in the past so that, together, we meet needs of today and the future.
Rosies created this Rosie the Riveter park with the help of many people.
Rosies chose the location and helped to create the design, raise funds, and helped to hold the grand opening on Memorial Day.
This is an example of a local project that can be replicated in many places.
The American Rosie Movement is a new kind of social movement that gets people working together. The movement highlights Rosies as unusual, but extremely needed leaders.
Rosies are leaders because they did a herculean job during World War II that unified many kinds of people and places. The result is that we now have the freedom to find a way to unify again.
The American Rosie Movement is not an idea; it is a proven process where people do work that represents unity, quality, and tangible results.
Our job is to work with individals, such as you, to keep the Rosies' work ethic and legacy alive.
The impact of the American Rosie Movement will last far into the future if we pull together now.
See Your Role for ideas to create your way of saying "Thanks!" for our freedom to make the Rosie Legacy part of America’s identity and commitment to a workable democracy.
You can join us in bringing America together!
Our organization works tirelessly to provide quality work for the American Rosie Movement. This document by Anne Montague, Founder and Executive Director of "Thanks!", tells what the American Rosie Movement is about. We hope that it inspires you to join our cause.
On September 3rd of 2020, Anne Montague presented an important speech to an audience at the Embassy of the Netherlands. This message is important not only to that event, but for the future of the Rosie legacy as well.
"My name is Kathy Kremnitzer and I had the pleasure of working with Anne Montague and Thanks! Plain and Simple a few years ago by helping to establish a Rosie the Riveter bluebird trail in Brunswick, Maryland. In conjunction with the Maryland Bluebird Society, a trail of 18 nestboxes was sited throughout the small city. Anne was wonderful to work with and her devotion to honoring these amazing and strong women was inspiring. I continue to monitor the nestboxes on this trail and Rosie legacy every week during bluebird nesting season."
"Very impressed with Ann Montague and the Rosie’s I’ve been fortunate to meet. As a high school teacher, I think it is so important for today’s young people to know about the amazing contributions these women made in securing our freedom. After ringing the bells with with the Massachusetts chapter over Labor Day weekend, I shared the experience w/ my students. In this age of division within our country, they were inspired by the fact that diverse populations of women from around the country left home and boarded buses to work in factories and answer a call to action. The Rosie’s have much to teach us about the true meaning of serving our country, and putting differences aside for a greater cause."
"Oh my goodness, this is such an amazing non-profit. Anne, the principal of this group works tirelessly, devoting every bit of time, love & money she has to making sure that the Rosies are not forgotten. My mother is one of the women she has supported & that effort has meant the world to our family.
If you're looking for a different non-profit, where every penny of your funds goes to supporting people & maintaining an important part of history (as opposed to being eaten up by "administrative fees"), please consider this group. I think you'll be glad you did."
"I manage a national women's initiative for women in manufacturing, and Thanks has been a great partner, and connected us with real Rosie the Riveter, Anna Hess. She has been an inspiration and, and connecting with her was easy through Anne."
Reviews can be seen at the website https://greatnonprofits.org/org/thanks-plain-and-simple-inc . GreatNonprofits has plenty of reviews and has the option to allow you to share your own through the "Share Your Story" functionality.
“No body else could do what Anne does. It takes a once-in-a-lifetime person to think of a new way to make a difference for people and to also to do it. Luck y for me, she has recognized that the best way to show who we are here in West Virginia is to shine the light on “Rosies” by learning who we are then connecting us to her crew and people here. Rosies are involved now. That is a blessing for all us Rosies.”
- Nancy Sipple, A Rosie the Riveter and a "Thanks!" board member
“I love these old ladies. They tell wonderful stories. I’m glad they get to be heard before they pass.”
- Angelica Hope Allison, age 11
"Never doubt that a small group of committed citizens
can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has."
- Margaret Meade, Anthropologist
"We did it together."
- “Woody” Williams, Medal of Honor Recipient, Iwo Jima
"There is no way to explain what It means to my mom that you are showing that women like her have been so dedicated to America.
I am deeply stirred by what you have done for my mother.”
- Sandy Hutchinson, daughter of Agnes Smith
“It is a real privilege and honor to represent my country for such an impressive organization as Thanks! Plain and Simple. I am most sincerely pleased to be part of the work to help people know “Rosies.” Their work has been and, indeed, is still important to freedom”
- Major Anna Janes, appointed by British Embassy to thank America Rosies
“Just to think that we West Virginia “Rosies” are leading the way to show what we can do today, at our age , is a real boost. We old ladies do have something to give, and now we can show it.”
- Dot Foster, British War Bride and Defense Worker
“I so admire you, your vision, and how you put it into action!
To bring the Rosies to the front is a real American feat!”
- Lois Coleman, Jewish Synagogue
"If there ever comes a time when the women of the world come together purely and simply for the benefit of mankind, it will be a force such as the world has never known."
- Matthew Arnold, 1822-1888