The American Rosie Movement

Be part of the historic movement!

Do you want to be part of upcoming events?

Some major ones are in Washington, DC on May 10, Philadelphia, on Labor Day, and presentations in different states that tell about how people are becoming Rosie Volunteers.

Email us for more information – or call 304-776-4743.


The American Rosie Movement™ (ARM) is what you, with the help of others, are doing to prove that we can pull together to do highest-quality work to face big problems in a cooperative spirit.
This is what women, who are called Rosies, did on the home front in World War II. It is the Rosie Legacy™.

Rosies are fascinating.
Projects are fun and meaningful.
Ask us what you can do in this new of social movement that does not blame but builds.

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"We are all different, but, we are all the same" - Marry Ann Diamond, a beloved Rosie

Who Are Rosies?

Rosies are women who worked at thousands of jobs during World War II, in order to shorten and win the war.

As they worked in factories, farms, defense companies’ offices, shipyards, and other places, they did highest-quality work to protect our freedom.


They are often called “Rosie the Riveters”, but many were not riveters, so they simply like to be called “Rosies”.

Today, Rosies are above 90 years old. Our time is short to do an excellent job of pulling together to keep the Rosie legacy alive.

Photo credits: Artist: Yuka Ikebuchi Titles: "I'm ready" Yuka's website:

What did we learn from them?

In 2008, we started interviewing Rosies. We learned about their lives and journeys. Most of all, we learned they are women of action, who stepped up when America needed them. They gave us all a model on how to cooperate, pull together, and get things done. A common response they gave was “I just wanted to do something.” Ever since, we’ve been trying to emulate that same eagerness and attitude towards important work. 

What is our purpose?

The purpose of the American Rosie Movement is to carry on the legacy and attitude of the Rosies in the world around us. We believe this can be done through hard work and creative endeavors We want to foster a community of artists, workers, institutions, and charities to make the world a place, where people carry on the Rosie spirit. 

Why is the American Rosie Movement™ needed?

The public wants to pull together, but they face these major barriers:
  1. People don’t see something that is worth unifying around – we want to unite around something that is clearly worthwhile and needed
  2. People don’t know what they can do together – we help fit your work into a larger picture.
  3. People don’t know how to get started to do what they choose to do – we will help guide you, so you can guide others;
ARM meets these needs because it:
  1. Gives people a reason to unify – To honor a Rosie and keep their legacy alive
  2. Offers people a choice of thing to do – To create something meaningful that you choose to do.
  3. Guides people to know how to take action – To be proud of that what you do fits into a movement that pulls people together and keeps moving on!
Benefits to us all are:
  1. Rosies are as fascinating, unexpected, welcome, authentic leaders.
  2. People connect to one another through:
    • Human stories that transcend time and place
    • Taking action that becomes part of a bigger, meaningful whole effort
    • Procedures that get us working together to face new problems
  3. America needs to include and work with seniors to be a healthy democracy.

How ARM meets people's needs now and in the future:

Reasons we will continue to succeed as we pull together:

  1. People are ready for a movement that does not blame but builds.
  2. People are inspired to know Rosies as refreshing, fascinating models for us all.
  3. It’s time for women to be recognized for what they do well – pull things together.
  4. You are able to work with others to create long-term caring work. 
  5. Working together in phases helps us all to include new ideas while we grow from what we have learned and accomplished.
    • Phase I (2008 – 2019) – People proved that we can create and maintain ways to work together by following the Rosies and their legacy.
    • Phase II (2020 – 2023) – Now you can join with many others, no matter where you are, to do something that helps us all face new problems with Rosies while they are still with us.
    • Phase III (2024 into distant future) – People will continue to learn to pull together and meet the standards of ARM (we expect books, films, music, etc. to keep ARM going).
  6. The Rosie Legacy™ is to pull together to do quality work to use our freedom to face new problems. It is a process that combines technology and the human spirit.
  7. Because of COVID, people are aware that we must pull together to solve our common problems.
  8. People learn best by doing, interacting, and creating ways to continuously improve themselves and their place in the world.
  9. ARM is inclusive – many kinds of people, places, and organizations combine to keep our democracy healthy.

Still Have More Questions?

Visit our second website, ThanksPlainAndSimple, to get in touch with us and learn more about our story.

How can you get involved?

Head over to our projects page to see some examples and to get involved. 

Rosie Summit In Washington At American University

Annual Ring A Bell For Rosies

The Rosie the Riveter Room

Plant A Tree

This event will take place in Washington at American University.
More details coming soon.

This event will be held across America and in other countries on Labor Day.
More details coming soon.

This event will take place in October for American Schools to name a room.
More details coming soon.

This event will take place in Washington on August 15th, 2022

Click below to learn more.

Who's In The American Rosie Movement™?

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Learn more about Rosies and the American Rosie Movement at the Thanks! Plain and Simple

website by clicking the button below.

Check Out Our September 3rd Celebration at Washington D.C.

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"All work is important" - Hilda McDougald (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 1st Class Torrey W. Lee)
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(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 1st Class Torrey W. Lee)

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When Will You Start?

Start as soon as you can. The real legacy of the Rosies is to pull together. 

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This film will help lay a foundation for your own part in the American Rosie Movement.

Examples of Excellent "Rosie Work"

See Model Projects, Model People, and Model Places for ideas on how to start.

For more projects we have done with many partners, click the button below to be redirected to

This quote by Margaret Meade has kept us inspired:

“Don’t ever say that a small group of committed citizens cannot change the world. 

Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

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The American Rosie Movement™ is having an impact now that will continue into the future.


We pull better when we pull together™!

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ARM New Logo Arm in ARM May 2021