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Your voice can make a difference in the movement for maternal health and birth justice.

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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

Join us in urging our legislators to take bold action for maternal health in 2023! We ended 2022 with several meaningful policy wins for the health of moms and birthing people, including: 

Making permanent the option for states to extend Medicaid coverage to 12 months postpartum (previously set to expire in 2027) 
Additional investments in maternal mental health services & screening 
The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act & PUMP Act, requiring employers to provide reasonable workplace accommodations for the health of pregnant and breastfeeding employees 

But much more is needed to make quality, respectful, and equitable maternity care a reality for all mothers and birthing people in the United States. Let’s make sure our representatives fight for key maternity care policies this year that did not pass last year, such as: 

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

Act today to ensure that Congress fights for key policies to make 2023 a historic year for our country’s mothers, birthing people, and families. 

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