Nelson Mandela 18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013 IN MEMORIAM Nelson Mandela will long be remembered for his courageous, relentless pursuit of racial equality, and for his unerring belief in and ability to inspire all of humanity. We mourn his passing and celebrate and give thanks for his incalculable contributions to.
NACPM Invites You to Help Increase Access to Midwifery Care October 4, 2013 In this Newsletter: Free MANA Workshop in Portland: Working Toward Greater Equity in Maternal & Infant Health NABCC Urges Year-Round Efforts to Eliminate Disparities Free MANA Workshop in Portland: Working Toward Greater Equity in Maternal & Infant Health NACPM.
H.R. 1976 Introduced! In a timely salute to Mother’s Day and the International Day of the Midwife, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree of Maine has re-introduced the Access to Certified Professional Midwives Act, H.R. 1976 (formerly H.R. 1054), on May 12, 2013 in the House of Representatives in the 113th Congress. The Midwives and Mother’s in Action.
NACPM eAlert September 22, 2013 NACPM 2013 Election Results are In! Congratulations to Illysa Foster of Austin, Texas, Jamie Eidsath of Ann Arbor, Michigan and Autumn Vergo of Peterborough, New Hampshire. Welcome to the NACPM Board of Directors! Illysa, Jamie and Autumn will be joining the NACPM leadership team at our meeting.
NACPM eAlert September 4, 2013 Greetings! NACPM looks forward to Black Breastfeeding Week 2014! August 25-31st was declared the first annual Black Breastfeeding Week. The theme for this first year was “Black Lives Matter”. This movement, created for and lead by black women, was an inspiration for community led action in the breastfeeding.
Thanks to YOU, H.R. 1054, the Access to Certified Professional Midwives Act now has 23 co-sponsors! The Midwives and Mothers in Action (MAMA) Campaign continues to pursue our successful steady office-by-office approach to building Congressional support for this legislation and its importance to women and babies across the country. These nine new cosponsors will help.
Three New Co-Sponsors for H.R. 1054! Congresswomen Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Anna Eshoo (D-CA-14th), and Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL-20th have become the latest members of Congress to co-sponsor H.R. 1054, the Access to Certified Professional Midwives Act of 2011. The Campaign is deeply grateful to these Representatives for their support for increasing women’s access to midwives.
MAMA is Celebrating! Congressman Raul Grijalva (D-AZ-7th) has become the latest member of Congress to co-sponsor H.R. 1054, the Access to Certified Professional Midwives Act of 2011. The Campaign is deeply grateful to Representative Grijalva for his support for increasing women’s access to midwives and quality maternity care and for his leadership in supporting H.R..
Want to Talk to Your State Midwife Association/Community About the MAMA Campaign? MAMA has a short, punchy slide show that you can use to share the good news of the MAMA Campaign and build support for the CPM bill in Congress. Click here to download the power point presentation.
Its a lucky day for moms and midwives. Click here to read the campaign’s e-news message about the “Access to Certified Professional Midwives Act of 2011″ HR 1054.