Show Your Support for Midwives andContact Your Legislator
Find out who represents you.
Go to openstates.org and enter your address. We need you to talk to your representatives in the Georgia House and Senate.
Meetings are the most impactful, but phone calls and letters are great too!
Here’s a sample script:
“Hi! My name is _______ and I live in your district. I’m calling to ask you to support House Bill #717 which is the “Georgia Licensed Midwife Act, and supports the licensure for Certified Professional Midwives (CPMs). CPMs are the only healthcare provider trained specifically for out-of-hospital births and are licensed in 35 states. States that integrate CPMs have better outcomes for moms and babies, and Georgia has the worst!
“This bill will protect my right to a qualified healthcare provider and increase safe birth options for women/me.”
Write a Letter
A handwritten note with a photo of your baby that was delivered at home is a nice touch! Or simply a note listing some of the benefits of Certified Professional Midwives. You can use some of the information above, as well as some of the information on our Why We Need Certified Professional Midwives.
Come to an Event
We’ll be holding events from time to time, sometimes at the Capital itself in downtown Atlanta. Sign up for our newsletter and be on the lookout for any upcoming events.