The 2020 March

March with us in 2020

In light of the CDC guidance about public events and COVID-19, our fourth march will take place virtually on May 4, 2020!

The speaker line-up is below – we will be posting their speeches, key calls to action and hosting live chat opportunities throughout the day on our social channels, including a LIVE telephone Community Town Hall at 1 PM ET. Please register to receive more information.

During these uncertain times, we must continue to be strong advocates for the support and dignity of mothers. The health care system has been exposed for what we all know as very fragile. This moment presents us with an opportunity to be creative about how we approach meaningful policy change for the mothers and families who now more than ever need our support.

 

Speakers

Christy Turlington Burns

Christy Turlington Burns

Founder, Every Mother Counts

Every Mother Counts founder Christy Turlington Burns’ work in maternal health began after experiencing a childbirth related complication in 2003.

 

 

Charles Johnson

Charles Johnson

Founder, 4Kira4Moms

Charles Johnson is the founder of 4Kira4Moms, a maternal health advocacy foundation formed in memory of his late wife, Kira Dixon Johnson, who tragically lost her life after a scheduled c-section. 

Robin Kelly

Robin Kelly

U.S. Representative

Congresswoman Robin Kelly has served as the U.S. Representative from Illinois’s 2nd congressional district since 2013.  She sponsored the Helping MOMS Act of 2019, a bill to address maternal health issues. 

Erica McAfee

Erica McAfee

Doula, Founder, Sisters in Loss

Erica McAfee is a doula and the founder of Sisters in Loss, a grief and fertility coaching company that helps black women replace silence with storytelling around pregnancy
loss and infertility.

 

Cathy Collins-Fulea

Cathy Collins-Fulea

Nurse Midwife, ACNM Board President

Catherine Collins-Fulea, DNP, CNM, FACNM has been a certified nurse midwife since 1981, spending her career serving the women of inner city Detroit in full clinical practice until 2019.  She is currently President Elect of the American College of Nurse Midwives.

 

Marinah V. Farrell

Marinah V. Farrell

Midwife, Chair, Parteras de Maiz

Marinah Valenzuela Farrell is the Founder/Director of Parteras de Maiz, an organization dedicated to advocacy projects for traditional birth work, health justice and the Dignity Birth Campaign, a campaign  working towards healing trauma and embracing dignity for midwives.

Katie Vigos

Katie Vigos

Nurse, Founder, Empowered Birth Project

 A Registered Nurse and mother of three boys, her three birth experiences—a hospital birth, home birth, and a planned unassisted home birth turned emergency cesarean—led her to create the Empowered Birth Project. The platform has over 450K followers and has evolved to facilitate healing through story telling and to share important information and education about birth. In 2017, she took on Instagram to allow uncensored birth images with a petition with over 22K signatures.

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Shakira Henderson

Shakira Henderson

Nurse, AWHONN Board Director

Dr. Shakira Henderson is a hospital-based nurse researcher, health educator, certified neonatal nurse, and founder and Senior System Administrator of the Vidant Health Center for Research and Grants. Dr. Henderson serves as an elected member and neonatal expert on the national board for the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses, as well as on the International board of Lactation Consultant Examiners. 

 

Kelly Collis

Kelly Collis

Emcee, March for Moms; Co-Host, Tommy Morning Show

Kelly Collis is the Co-Host of the Tommy Morning Show on 94.7 Fresh FM since 2011.  She loves talking with the Fresh Family about parenting, relationships, and Washington sports teams.  She is a frequent writer and TV contributor and co-author of a monthly column in the Washingtonian Magazine on happenings in the DC area.

Minerva Perez Lopez

Minerva Perez Lopez

Family Physician

Dr. Perez-Lopez is a family physician in Salinas, CA, and an expert in caring for indigenous populations in rural America.

Sarah Rothstein

Sarah Rothstein

Director, 32BJ Health Fund

As Director of the Health Fund for the 32BJ Benefit Funds, Sara Rothstein manages comprehensive health care benefits (including hospital, medical, pharmacy, dental, vision and life insurance) for 32BJ members and their dependents. In providing benefits to more than 200,000 people, Sara is responsible for developing innovative plan designs that improve health care quality while also reducing the overall cost of benefits.

Angelina Spicer

Angelina Spicer

Actor, Comedian, Documentarian

Spicer is an actor, stand-up comedian, and creator of ANGELINA,  a documentary/comedy special about her experience with postpartum depression.

Annie Murray

Annie Murray

Every Mother Counts Advocacy & Community Liaison

A graduate of the United States Naval Academy and a Clinical Psychologist in the Navy, Murray suffered multiple, life-threatening postpartum hemmorhages. She is now an advocate for Every Mother Counts. 

Dawn Godbolt

Dawn Godbolt

National Partnership for Women & Families

Dawn Godbolt, PhD, is a health policy analyst at the National Partnership for Women & Families, where she works to expand access to health care and advocates for federal health policies that eliminate health disparities and provide greater access to care for marginalized groups.

Katie Barrett

Katie Barrett

Executive Director

Katie Shea Barrett is the founding Executive Director of March for Moms. She is a mom of two, a post-partum hemorrhage survivor, and brings over 15 years of leadership experience in health care policy and health system transformation.

 

Ginger Breedlove

Ginger Breedlove

President

Ginger Breedlove is the President of the March for Moms Board and is a past president of the American College of Nurse-Midwives. Presently, she owns a consulting company, Grow Midwives, LLC.

 

Neel Shah

Neel Shah

Vice President

Neel Shah is the Vice-President of the March for Moms Board. Neel is a father, OB/GYN, professor at Harvard University, and the founder of Costs of Care.

 

BECOME A PARTNER

You can help us make a greater impact by becoming a partner for the 2020 March. Check out our Sponsorship Opportunities PDF for details about our sponsorship packages.

Please contact Katie Barrett at katie@marchformoms.org for more information on becoming a sponsor

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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 harm. 

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