Thursday, March 11, 2010

Please Read & Help!

Ebe over at Waiting For The Day, shared this on her blog and I am begging each of you to please do your part!

U S Congress. Senator Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey and Representative Frank Pallone, Jr. are sponsoring a Bill which if passed will do more for stillbirth prevention than anything every attempted in the past. When passed it will be a gift to every woman in America, those who have lost a baby to stillbirth, and those who have miraculously been spared.

With all the press given over to health care, the jobs bill and the budget debate, it's hard for stillbirth prevention to gain traction, unless we parents push it personally.

Marian Sokol, President of First Candle, is spearheading the effort. We at National Stillbirth Society are helping by getting out the word that every mother, father, grandparent, sister, brother, and friend has to join in. See the email we received from First Candle. It simplifies the task of writing your Senators and Representatives.

Tell them why they should sign on as co-sponsors of the legislation. Here is Marian's email. You're at your computer reading this. Take a few minutes now to let them hear from you. Thank you.

National Stillbirth Society
Richard K. Olsen, Founder


Today, First Candle is requesting your help. Just a few minutes of your time can help propel a movement that has the potential to save thousands of babies’ lives for future generations to come.

We are joining our friends at the C. J. Foundation for SIDS to seek co-sponsors for S.1445 and H.R. 3212 - The Stillbirth and SUID Prevention, Education and Awareness Act. This act is sponsored by D-NJ Senator Frank Lautenberg and Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr., and is quite simply the single most promising piece of legislation crafted in the past decade to promote infant survival and address the sudden unexpected deaths of babies and young children to SIDS, SUID, SUDC and Stillbirth.

An incredible amount of legislative staff time has been put into understanding the issues and defining ways in which we can reduce the risk for future families.

Nothing you can do today will have more meaning and prevent more tragic losses.

Please contact your Congressional leaders in the House and Senate today!

By clicking on the following link provided by the C.J. Foundation for SIDS, it will be easy to type in your zip code and automatically direct your letter to the appropriate congressional offices. You may personalize the letter or send the template as is.

My personal goal is to have a minimum of 83 co-sponsors by Mothers’ Day . . . equivalent to the number of babies who are stillborn plus the number of babies who die of sudden unexpected infant or child death everyday here in the United States.

Won’t you please help?????????? Please do it in honor of the babies and children whom you love in your life.

Thanks from the bottom of my heart!!!

Marian Sokol, PhD
President of First Candle


Monica said...

I have just added this to my todo list for this weekend and I will ask my friends and family to do the same. Thanks for the info and link and for making a difference!!

Monica said...

It's done!!! I couldn't believe how easy they made it. I thought it would take so much time that I'd need to work on it this weekend but it only took about 5 minutes!!!

Jennifer said...

Done, I work in a high school health room with quite a few pregnant girls - one is pregnant and had a still born last year. Always in my prayers, Jennifer


James Patrick said...

Done!!thank you for sharing this with us

Holly said...

I really hope this goes forward!