Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Contact Congress Today!

We need your help in spreading the word about possible cuts to women, children, and families!
The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs, the National WIC Association, and the National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association invite you to join us in an unprecedented National Mobilization for Women, Children and Families on October 26. Our goal is to flood Capitol Hill with a unified message opposing MCH and women’s health program cuts.

FV Indiana recognizes that cuts to maternal and child health programs will impact our members, we encourage you join this effort and share your voice, Indiana’s congressional delegation (Senator Coats, Senator Lugar and your Congressman) needs to hear from you. In the next few weeks, Congress will be considering additional cuts to critical discretionary health programs for women, children and families that could exceed $1 billion in 2012 alone. Elected officials need to hear a clear message that these cuts are unacceptable.

Share this simple message:
you oppose any efforts cut core programs for women, children and families, including Title V, WIC and Title X.

Other key points to share include:
Women and children should not be at the forefront of any discussion to reduce the federal deficit. We urge you oppose any efforts to cut core programs for women, children and families, including Title V, WIC and Title X and instead take a balanced approach that does not start with cuts to programs for women and children.
These programs provide the foundation for efforts to improve the health of women and children in Indiana. Further cuts will devastate state and local programs serving pregnant women, babies, children and children with special health care needs.

Ask if the the senator/congressman/congresswoman will support our cause!

1. Call:

·Your Congressman (To find out who your Congressman is members is, visit here.)·Senator Lugar
·And Senator Coats

Dial (202) 224-3121 for the Capitol switchboard

2. After you call, send a follow-up e-mail or fax. There's a template here:

3. After you call and send a follow-up e-mail or fax, share this webpage and our alerts with your own friends, family and professional networks and associations!

4. Please share your experience with us, we would love to hear from families who are making calls and sending emails, please send us a short email letting us know who you contact!

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