Yes, the first blog action event of the BlogHers Act initiative is happening today: Blog Day for The MOTHERS Act, which we are co-sponsoring along with Postpartum Progress and Postpartum Support International.
What does it entail?
Call your senators today!!
Add your link to the growing list at BlogHer.
What is all this about?
Up to 800,000 women in the U.S. will develop a diagnosable perinatal mood disorder this year! (This does not include women whose babies are stillborn, who miscarry or suffer pregnancy termination). Yet only 15% of these women will receive any treatment. We need to do a better job screening, educating and treating our nation's mothers! The MOTHERS Act addresses these concerns and offers the common sense and needed remedies of screening, education, provision of services and research. Thanks to your efforts it will not go unnoticed! Let's move this out of the HELP committee and into the full senate!!
Who shall I call? What shall I say? Are those your questions?
That's where Postpartum Support International comes in. They'll even tell you if your Senator has already stepped up to co-sponsor the legislation.
The list of links is growing...add your voice to the chorus asking for this legislation to be put to a vote in the Senate and passed.