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Rainy Day Advocacy- Phone Prompt

Can't make it to your legislator's office but still want to reach out? Make a phone call! 

Here is a sample phone script:


[This dialogue is just a suggestion...feel free to tailor this to your own voice]


Hello.  My name is [your name] and I am [a constituent or one's profession] from [where you live].  I am calling to let [name of Senator] know that I support AB 1612 which would provide greater access to high quality, cost-effective maternal care with nurse-midwives. AB 1612 also encourages effective teamwork and collaboration between physicians, midwives, and all maternal health care providers. I urge [name of senator] to please support the mothers, babies, and families of California by supporting AB 1612.  Thank you!



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Helpful Resources for In-District Advocacy

  1. How-to-Videos Re: Advocacy
  2. Legislative Visits What to Expect
  3. Plan Your In-District Visit
  4. Talking Points for Legislators
  5. Materials for the In-District Visit
  6. Rainy Day Advocacy - Phone Prompt
  7. Find your CA Legislators HERE
  8. NEW: Customizable PowerPoint Presentation for In-District Visits




Health Policy Members:

Kim Q Dau, Co-Chair

Holly Smith, Co-Chair

Kavita Noble, Vice Chair

Djina Ariel, Davis

Jenna Breton, Mendocino

Karen Ruby Brown, San Diego

Carol Bryan, Humboldt Co

Mary Croyle Farrell, San Diego

Roberta Frank, San Diego

Parie Lambert, Napa

Timmi Pereira, Santa Cruz
BJ Snell, Orange County

Health Policy Workgroup Members

Emily Beck (SF Bay Area Liaison)

Hannah Brodsky-Pena (San Francisco Bay Area)

Yelena Kolodji (Santa Cruz)

Sarah Levitan (Santa Cruz)

Cara Rasmussen (Santa Cruz)
Natalie Martina (East Bay)

Mari Oxenberg (Los Angeles)

Holly Smith (Sacramento)

Susan Stone (Sacramento)




 

Links to CNMA Coalitions:

California Action Coalition

California Coalition for Reproductive Freedom

Californians Allied for Patient Protection

Sacramento Women + Health Care Reform Coalition


 

Find Your Local Representative:

http://findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov/


 

Comparison of California Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNMs) and Licensed Midwives (LMs): PDF

State Fact Sheet - California: PDF

Certified Nurse-Midwives in California: PDF



Please Submit Your Comments and Issues on:

  • practice barriers
  • CNM practice in CA
  • openings and closings of CNM practices
  • BRN investigations
  • billing/reimbursement issues
  • women's health policy concerns
  • legislative suggestions

 

Email Kim at kim.dau@gmail.com.

 


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