Mosie Boyd owns True Grit Law Firm in Fort Smith, Arkansas. She also manages The River Valley Economic Development Council, hosting town hall meetings on economic development issues that matter to the greater Arkansas River Valley and across our nation. For over 7 years, Mosie has worked to bring community leaders together to focus on saving American lives by using the "Don't Shoot" & Drug Market Intervention strategies. And she believes these strategies can help reduce gun deaths as well.
Mosie Boyd also leads Madam President PAC, a federal political action committee dedicated to electing women to the U.S. presidency. On President's Day 2019, she hosted The Madam President Forum at Living History Farms in Urbandale, Iowa, inviting all the leading women presidential candidates and presenting "Winning Hearts & Minds for Her" (prepared with Executive Women for Her) to representatives of the Iowa Democratic Party and the presidential campaigns of Senator Kamala Harris, Senator Amy Klobuchar, Senator Elizabeth Warren, and Marianne Williamson.
Mosie earned her undergraduate degree in American Civilization from Brown University, a master's degree in National Security Studies from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, and a law degree at the University of Arkansas Little Rock. She taught English at Dalian University of Technology through Princeton-in-Asia, worked in the Oil & Gas Division of The World Bank (as a contract employee) and studied for a term at St. Catherine's College, Oxford. She served four missions in Bosnia through the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, helping to implement the Dayton Peace Accords. And she received top paper in a class co-taught (but not graded by) U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., on the historical challenges faced by five of our nation's leading chief justices in their ongoing effort to maintain an independent judiciary as co-equal branch of government.
On the presidential campaign trail in Iowa this past summer, Mosie had an opportunity--through the grace of God--to visit briefly with the editor of The Des Moines Register while knocking on doors to meet with caucus voters during the Iowa State Fair. In Des Moines, Mosie was the only presidential candidate to walk in the the 2019 Labor Day Parade, greeting Iowans along the parade route from the Iowa State Capitol to the Iowa State Fairgrounds and visiting with voters at the Labor Day picnic afterwards. With prominently placed "Mosie Boyd for President - True Grit" signs, she also actively campaigned at the Polk County Steak Fry--with 12,000 participants--and at the Iowa Democratic Party's Liberty & Justice Fall Dinner--with 13,000 Democratic supporters.
Mosie qualified to be on the ballot as a Democratic presidential candidate in New Hampshire's historic 100th "First in the Nation" Presidential Primary Election. Traveling around the Granite State, Mosie has met with Democratic party leaders, visited with small business operators and primary voters, and pounded fence posts into frozen ground in 24 degree weather to place "Mosie Boyd for President - True Grit" signs in preparation for New Hampshire's February 11, 2020 election.
So far, Mosie has also qualified for the Arkansas and California ballots on Super Tuesday, March 3, 2020, and she is working to gain ballot access in Oregon as well as other states in later presidential primary elections.
For 20 years, Mosie Boyd has worked diligently to promote the election of women to The White House. On President's Day weekend in 2003, she helped launch hosted Ambassador Carol Moseley Braun presidential campaign--hosting "Ms. President" events with local Democratic leaders in Iowa on Saturday, New Hampshire on Sunday and South Carolina on Monday. Carol flew back to Chicago and announced her presidential campaign on Tuesday. As promised, C-SPAN's The Road to the White House covered the Iowa event for an audience across the country despite road closures caused by the Blizzard of 2003. Supporting Amb. Braun for president, Mosie traveled to Iowa again with Amb. Brawn in early 2004.
After founding American Women Presidents in 2000 to support Democratic and Republican women for president and vice president, Mosie worked actively to promote the election of women in the pipeline to the presidency. On July 4, 2000, she appeared on CNN's Inside Politics with Judy Woodruff to promote Senator Dianne Feinstein and former presidential candidate Elizabeth Dole as vice presidential nominees. On March 20, 2001, she appeared on The O'Reilly Factor on Fox News, promoting then Senators Hillary Clinton and Kay Bailey Hutchison for president in 2004. After the 2002 mid-term elections, she was invited to celebrate future Speaker Nancy Pelosi's swearing in as the first woman to serve as Minority Leader.
Mosie supported Hillary Clinton for president in 2008 and again in 2016. She knocked on doors in New Hampshire with Arkansas Travelers for Hillary in November 2015 and February 2016. She attended the Women's Summit in January 2016, and knocked on doors for Hillary in Iowa. To finish her door-knocking packets, Mosie worked in five degree weather, put cables on her car tires in a snow storm and continued working after dark.
After winning elections to serve as eighth grade class president and high school student council class representative, Mosie joined Junior Statesmen of America (JSA) and Model United Nations. When former Congresswoman Geraldine Ferraro accepted the 1984 Democratic vice presidential nomination in San Francisco, Mosie was at the JSA convention across the Bay. She recalls saying at the time, this country moves so slowly that we still won't have a woman president 30 years from now--that was 35 years ago already! At that time, Mosie committed doing everything she could to elect a woman to the presidency--including preparing herself to run for president, win, take the oath of office and serve well.
After college, Mosie volunteered on Senator Dianne Feinstein's 1992 campaign and later worked in her United States Senate office. Mosie also worked for women in the U.S. House of Representatives and volunteered on women's campaigns in Iowa and New Hampshire--helping briefly on one of former Governor and now Senator Jeanne Shaheen's early statewide races.
An advocate for women presidential candidates, Mosie continues to promote the history of women who have run for president--including Republican Senator Margaret Chase Smith in 1964 and Democratic Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm in 1972. Victoria Woodhull announced her historic candidacy as the first American women to run for president of the United States on April 2, 1870. On April 2, 2020, Madam President PAC will celebrate the 150-year anniversary of women running for U.S. president. That's a long time to wait our turn!
Founder, True Grit Law Firm