|Legislative Alert January 2015|
Do you have new Congress people?
It's time to introduce yourself
It's good to introduce yourself, even if you have done it before, to your Congress people. It is a new year and Representatives and Senators always like making a name for themselves. Wouldn't it be great if they visited your center this year?
We need your help!When you contact your legislators and make your presence known, you are telling your Congress people about the importance of birth centers. The more they know about you, the more likely it is that they help you. It's easy. We have provided you with sample text (see below). Simply customize with basic information on your center and email or fax this to your Representative and Senators.
Tell me what to do...
SAMPLE TEXT for email or fax:
Dear Senator or Representative (last name):
Welcome to 2015! Whether you are a new member of Congress or a seasoned veteran, I am writing to introduce you to our birth center. Birth centers are a home-like environment for healthy, low-risk women to give birth. They are staffed by licensed and qualified providers, mostly midwives, that offer quality prenatal, intrapartum and postpartum care. We are governed by national standards that reflect quality assurance and have a strong relationship with other community health agencies for complimentary services.
Birth centers are located all across the country and our birth center is valuable part of your constituency.
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