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Safe and respectful maternity care is a fundamental human right, and we strive to engage in efforts that will lead to long-lasting health improvements for every mother, everywhere. Join us today.  

Introducing:

The Maternal Health Advocacy Toolkit

Maternal health advocacy can take many forms: contacting your elected officials, educating your community, hosting a town hall or even sharing your story. With so many ways to make an impact, it can be overwhelming to know where to start or what advocacy tactic would best fit your unique skills and motivation.  

That’s why we’ve just released our Advocacy Toolkit, an interactive guide to help give shape to your maternal health advocacy. Whatever your advocacy journey looks like, we hope this guide serves and inspires you. Because, right now, it is more urgent than ever before that we pass transformative legislation, support community-led organizations and raise awareness about the state of maternal health.    

Take action today

We cannot let another year end without taking action for mothers, birthing people, and families. 

Before Congress ends this year, our representatives can pass several key provisions to make quality, respectful, and equitable maternity care a reality for all mothers & birthing people in the U.S. These include:  

Extending Medicaid coverage for a full year postpartum, permanently and universally in all 50 states, and Passing every eligible provision of the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2021, which includes investments in community-based, equity-focused policies. 
Passing every eligible provision of the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2021, which includes investments in community-based, equity-focused policies. 

These provisions were already passed by the House of Representatives as a part of the Build Back Better Act, but they have yet to become law. Let’s make sure we get them across the finish line in 2022! Congress still has the chance to take bold action for the health of moms and birthing people by including these critical provisions in end-of-year reconciliation legislation.

Act today to ensure that Congress includes key maternity care policies—including federal postpartum Medicaid extension and all eligible investments from the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act —in end-of-year reconciliation legislation. This is an essential step to improving maternal health and birth equity for our country’s mothers, birthing people, and families. 

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