The M.A.M.A. Campaign is underway! Read the announcement below!
Susan Hodges, "gatekeeper"
The Midwives and Mothers in Action (M.A.M.A.) Campaign is launched! The goal of the M.A.M.A. Campaign is to increase women's access to midwives and to quality, affordable maternity care by securing federal recognition of Certified Professional Midwives (CPM). We have hired a federal lobbyist, a campaign manager will be hired by next week, and the M.A.M.A. Campaign website is almost complete.
This campaign is a partnership of the National Association of Certified Professional Midwives (NACPM), Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA), North American Registry of Midwives (NARM), Midwifery Education Accreditation Council (MEAC), Citizens for Midwifery (CfM), and International Center for Traditional Childbearing (ICTC). This historic partnership is now at work to get federal recognition of Certified Professional Midwives so that women and families will have increased access to quality, affordable maternity care in the settings of their choice. We look forward to working with everyone who supports this work and in concert with other national initiatives to achieve our common goals.
Our federal lobbyist, a specialist in health policy, will move our agenda in Washington, D.C. Billy Wynne is a former Senate staffer, an expert in Medicaid and health care reform, with a diverse portfolio of connections. He is excited to be promoting the values and important services provided by Certified Professional Midwives and is implementing a strategy with the M.A.M.A. campaign steering committee, based on our priorities, for achieving success in this Congress.
A campaign manager will be hired by next week to work with the network of volunteers already lining up to support the M.A.M.A. Campaign. A campaign website is nearing completion; watch for the website launch announcement at the end of this week!
Your support will be essential to the success of the campaign. Watch for weekly updates and action alerts about how you can become involved!
We look forward to working with you in this effort!
The M.A.M.A. Campaign Steering Committee