Nov 14

MAMA is Celebrating 9 New Co-Sponsors for H.R. 1054!

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 position this important legislation well for reintroduction and movement when the next Congress convenes in 2013.  We are most grateful to these new co-sponsors and to the constituents who helped secure their support:

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Congressman Sam Farr (D-CA-17th)  Thank you, Karen Ehrlich, CPM!

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Congressman Jim Moran (D-VA-8)   Thank you, Tammi McKinley, CPM!

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Congressman William Keating (D-MA-10th)   Thank you, Amanda Haddad, CPM!

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Congressman Edward Markey (D-MA-10th)   Thank you, Colleen and Jehan Maheswaran!

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Congresswoman Betty McCollum (D-MN-4th)   Thank you, Alyssa Folin, CPM!

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Congressman Keith Ellison (D-MN-5th)   Thank you, Kate Saumweber Hogan, CPM!

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Congressman Collin Peterson (D-MN-7th)   Thank you, Beth Bergeron, CPM!

Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-CA-53rd) Thank you Kristen Daudier!

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Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-CA-32nd)   Thank you, Sara Howard! 

Featured MAMA Campaign Supporter
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Sara is a student midwife who says:  “H.R. 1054 is particularly close to my heart…(as it) is pivotal to ensuring a future where all women in the U.S., not just those with means, will have options about their care during one of the most important times in their lives.  I am thrilled that my Congresswoman Chu is championing this bill!

Easy Ways You Can Help!

We know that the pace in Congress is maddeningly slow!  We know that economic times are hard for everyone!  AND we can never give up on the work to improve the care of women and babies – perseverance pays off!  This is a pivotal time for CPMs and for H.R. 1054.  Please stick with us – YOU are the MAMA Campaign!

Become a recurring donor – an easy way to make a big difference!  

  • Just $10 a month = a yearly contribution of $120.  
  • $15 a month = a yearly contribution of $180.  
  • $25 a month = $300 a year to support advocacy for women and babies.  

Go today to and sign up to be a recurring donor!  Encourage your friends, colleagues, clients and family to do the same.  Together we can make the difference!

Bring your Congress member on board as a co-sponsor of H.R. 1054 – we can make it easy for you!  Just let us know at that you would like to help and we will be in touch right away to partner with you and guide you through the process.  

Thank you so much!  We look forward to hearing from you soon!  Together we can make a difference. 

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