NC Med Society wants to keep your midwife illegal...AND force you to birth in the Hospital !!!
Yeah Well, check this out...this week, we are once again asking you to please contact your Senator and say that edition, and very importantly, we want you to plan to come to Raleigh on Wednesday, from 10am to 12pm for Birth Revolution at the General Assembly, a flashmob/protest event hosted by Where's My Midwife. This west of NCFOM to be working together. So folks, get on the phone and once again tell those legislative assistants what you want and join WMM? in Raleigh on Wednesday!
"I feel like I'm beating a dead horse by calling my senator so many times."
We understand that it feels that way and the LA may know your voice by now. This is what being part of a grassroots organization is all about. This is what sets us apart and keeps us on the senator's radar. Keep calling.
"Do I have to talk directly to my senator?"
No, you may talk with the person who answers the phone. The legislative assistant will get messages to the legislator. LAs can very influential on where the legislator will land on an issue.
"I know my senator is for our bill, should I still call?"
Yes! Legislators that are supportive, sponsors and co-sponsors can be busy with other bills and not know where our bill is in the process. So calling them keeps them informed and working for us.
"I know my senator is opposed to our bill, should I still call?"
Yes! In the past, legislators that are not supportive have been successfully moved by NCFOM members from a no vote to a yes vote, so don't give up. If you have a specific question about a senator or representative, you can contact Legislative Committee Chair, Lisa Fawcett.
"Do I have to tell the LA all the reasons why homebirth with a CPM is important to me?"
No. You can keep your message short and sweet or go into great detail with lots of statistics and information if you like. It's up to you. The important thing is to let them know that as a constituent legalizing CPMs is VERY important to you.
Have a question about making calls? You can email us here.
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