Act Now for Access to Midwives in Massachusetts

We need everyone to CALL and E-MAIL legislators today.

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The cosponsor deadline (Feb 1) is fast approaching. Please call your State Rep & State Senator and ask them to stand for a better maternity care system in Massachusetts. We need midwives. It's a matter of life and death.

Legislators need to hear the voices of their constituents. Your calls make a difference! We cannot do this without you.

Called or e-mailed before? Time to reach out again!


Use our form, or follow the instructions below

WHO ARE MY STATE LEGISLATORS?

Go to wheredoivotema.com and enter your address.
Scroll down to "State Representative" and click on their name for e-mail and phone info.

WHAT DO I SAY?

By phone: MAKE 1 CALL TODAY

  1. Tell the person who answers that you are a constituent, and ask to speak to a staff member about a bill you care about. Give your NAME and ADDRESS.

  2. "I am a constituent of Representative _______, and I support the bill 'An Act Relative to Out-of-Hospital Birth Access and Safety.' I strongly urge the Representative to cosponsor HD.2959 before Feb 1."

  3. Feel free to add your personal anecdote or reasons for supporting the bill. Some talking points you can use:

  • Integrating midwives into the health care system leads to fewer c-sections, fewer preemies, more breastfeeding and thriving babies

  • 33 other states (including Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine and Rhode Island) already recognize and integrate certified professional midwives.

  • This bill improves the safety of home birth, promotes public health, and increases access to maternity care.

By e-mail: SEND 1 E-MAIL TODAY
Send a personal e-mail including the following information:

  • Your name and address

  • The bill name and number (HD.2959 "An Act Relative to Out-of-Hospital Birth Access and Safety")

  • That you SUPPORT the bill and you would like the Representative to cosponsor HD.2959 before Feb 1.

  • Feel free to add your personal anecdote or reasons for supporting the bill. Attach a photo of your baby or your family!

Your calls and e-mails really make a difference! 
Thank you for taking action today for safe and accessible birth choices for all Massachusetts families.