Welcome to Blog Week for the MOTHER’S Act
Above you’ll see a tab for the MOTHER’S Act Blog Week. Clicking on it will take you to more information (including a snazzy graphic) for this week’s action.
We want you to email Susan Stone @ Perinatal Pro to be added to the growing list of supporters for The Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHER’S Act. This important legislation will aid with funding for increased legislation, education, awareness, and treatment services for mothers who struggle with insidious Perinatal Mood Disorders silently every day.
We also want you to call the Senate HELP Committee. Raise your voice and let them know you care and new Mothers DESERVE this legislation. They NEED it. The MOTHER’S Act will save lives!
Our movement here is applauded today by Sen. Robert Menendez, the primary sponsor of the Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHER’S Act.
“Postpartum depression is a condition that is not only more widespread than most realize but also more debilitating than most realize,” said Menendez. “We need to make sure these mothers are fully supported and informed, rather than scared and alone. Working together with a nationwide community of mothers, we are so close to enacting this important legislation into law. What we need is an intense dose of public pressure. This Blog Day helps reinforce the type of grassroots movement that will create the pressure that is needed, and I commend the participants. I invite mothers, fathers and anyone else who believes we need to better support those with postpartum depression to contact their Senators and urge them to vocally support S.324”
Please leave a comment on this post with your blog post URL in which you encourage others to:
Email Susan Stone (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Provide a Link to Read the Bill
Include a link to Mary Jo Codey’s Interview
State whether or not you’ve called the H.E.L.P. Committee.
You can find links and more participation guidelines by clicking here.
Thank you for your participation. Don’t forget to pass it on!
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Here is my story: http://insaneworld.wordpress.com/2009/04/23/my-story/
I’m in! http://digtoesin.wordpress.com/2009/04/20/why-support-the-mothers-act/
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I’ve joined in….check it out:
Thanks for taking the lead on this!