Monday, May 18, 2009

Grassroots Network: ACTION ALERT: Big Push to hold Capitol Hill Issue Briefing

Dear Friends,

The Big Push for Midwives has organized an Issue Briefing on Capitol Hill for this Thursday, May 21. Please read the information below to find out action you can take.

Just to clarify, this Big Push event is independent of the M.A.M.A. campaign (see messages 905023 and 905024). Wonderful to have more than one organized effort all working toward recognition of the CPM!

Hopefully this will be a very successful event in bringing the attention of our Congress people to the value of CPMs and out-of-hospital birth as a part of national health care reform!

Susan Hodges, "gatekeeper"

From The Big Push for Midwives:

Speak Your Truth to Congress This Week!!

Help the PushNation rise up to tell Congress about how access to out-of-hospital maternity care and Certified Professional Midwives (CPMs), who are specially trained to provide it, are a top priority in national health care reform! Help alert Congress to the Capitol Hill Issue Briefing on Thursday, May 21, focused on how out-of-hospital maternity care reduces costs and improves outcomes.

Thank You for Spreading the PushWord on the DC Briefing!

Invite your elected officials and their staff to sponsor and attend the briefing at the (amazing and historic) Sewall-Belmont House at 144 Constitution Avenue, NE, between 8 and 9 a.m. on Thursday, May 21. Coffee and refreshments will be served. Handouts and other materials will be available, and the media has been invited.

Briefing speakers include the authors of the 2005 BMJ study, as well as an economist and public health specialist with expertise in the clinical and economic benefits associated with out-of-hospital deliveries under the care of CPMs.

PushFolk, this is our first chance to really hit it out of the park and show Congress and the media how much grassroots support there is out here in the states for including out-of-hospital maternity care and the services of CPMs in health care reform.

We need your help today! Please visit our PushAlert page right now to find out everything you need to know about reaching out to your elected officials about this important event!

By the by, our contacts in DC have been very impressed by the size of our Facebook following! Please forward this PushAlert on, and tell your Facebook friends and Twitter followers how they can join The Big Push too! And then, let's GROW this baby!

Steff Hedenkamp | Communications Coordinator | SIGN UP for PushAlerts at | 816.506.4630 | Steff Tweets @shedenka

Envisioning a safer, less-costly model of maternity care in the United States.

1 comment:

Kangaroo said...

thank you for this! read my blog post about it here!