Advocacy

What Can I do?

Call your representatives

  1. Use information available on March For Moms website to familiarize yourself with statistics.
  2. Review the links below (in Helpful Resources) to familiarize yourself with your state’s data on maternal health outcomes, if the state has a Maternal Mortality Review Committee and perinatal quality collaborative, and if the state has expanded Medicaid coverage to all moms.
  3. Find your State Representatives here. 
  4. Find your Congressperson here.
  5. Contact their office via email or phone to schedule an appointment with the Representative or Senator. If they are unavailable, ask to speak with the legislative aid for health.
  6. Bring attention to the issue of maternal mortality during your visit, legislators must know this is a big issue. Urge the legislator and their staff to familiarize themselves with S. 1343/H.R. 2602 Maximizing Outcomes for Moms Through Medicaid Improvement and Enhancement of Services Act, or the “MOMMIES Act”, H.R.1551 The Quality Care for Moms & Babies Act, S. 3392 “MOMS Act”, and H.R.1897 “MOMMAS Act” to improve Federal efforts with respect to the prevention of maternal mortality, and for other purposes!
  7. Share a personal story! Whether you are a mom/family that struggled with pregnancy or postpartum period or someone who is passionate about the issue, it does not matter! Legislators and their aides love to get to know YOU! They are elected to serve your community.

HELPFUL RESOURCES

OTHER USEFUL RESOURCES

Support Federal Legislation

It takes support from people like you to get bills signed into law. Thanks to your support, March for Moms helped to pass the Preventing Maternal Deaths Act of 2018.

Support State Legislation

March For Moms advocates for state reforms including: extending Medicaid coverage to one year post-partum for all pregnant women; Medicaid coverage for doula services; integration of perinatal mental health screening and treatment; and improved data, transparency and quality improvement efforts for maternal mortality and morbidity.

MARCH WITH US

Join the March for Moms at the DC Mall for fun and family-friendly experiences as we peacefully demonstrate the critical need to address the maternal health of families in our country.

Share Information

Use the information available on March For Moms website to familiarize yourself with statistics, and then share information with your social networks.

Advocate with Providers

We work with local healthcare providers to ensure mothers get the care they deserve.

You can help save lives

Everyone deserves to grow their family with dignity. Your support will help us improve maternal health care for all mothers and their families and prevent unnecessary pregnancy deaths.