Advocacy Day

Wednesday, April 25, 2012
"Together, we can make a difference. It is time to stand up and be heard. Reproductive health issues are being challenged every day. Our issues matter! Do not hope that someone else will do it... do it for yourself. We need YOU, each and every one of you to join us on April 25, 2012 in Washington, D.C." ~Resolve

What is Advocacy Day?

For some of us, just trying to have a family is not only physically and emotionally trying, but expensive. Today is Resolve's Advocacy Day. You can help those you love by contacting your elected officials. Throughout the day, women (and men) from all walks of life will be meeting with their elected representatives to ask for their support of the Family Act and the repeal of the Adoption Tax Credit. For those of us that can't be there physically, we can still make a difference. Our elected representatives need to hear our voices; they need to know we matter too!

How Can I Help?

It's easy! Simply call or write your senators and representatives. Resolve even offers a simple script to follow when doing so. You can use the same script for your letters and/or emails by making a few word adjustments.

From Resolve's website:“Good morning/afternoon. I live in and I’m calling to express my support for two bills that I care about. May I speak with the Health Legislative Assistant or someone else in the office?

Once you’re connected:
*  I’m calling to let you know about two bills I care about, the Family Act, [S 965 for Senate and HR 3522 in the House] and the Adoption Tax Credit. The Family Act would create a tax credit to help with the out-of-pocket medical costs for infertility treatment. And I support the repeal of the sunset provision of the Adoption Tax Credit, which is set to expire this December.

Can I count on the Senator/Representative to help me and thousands of others in our state by supporting both bills?  Thank you for taking my call and passing on my message to the Senator/Representative.”

To contact your elected representatives in Washington, click HERE. Once you click on your state, it will give you a listing of your elected officials, along with their phone numbers and information to contact them via the web.

So, what are you waiting for? Be an advocate today!

I'd love to hear from all my advocates out there. If you contacted your elected representatives today, let me know in my comment section!


  1. Not only have I contacted my elected officials so many times I think they recognize my name, but I also posted a blog about it too! They need to hear from those NOT going through infertility in support of the Family Act and Adoption Tax Credit, so I hope our family and friends will also step-up to the challenge!

  2. I need to step up to the plate and do th same. I will contact my elected officials and make them hear my voice too. Like Elizabeth said, they need to hear from other not going through infertility.