Monday, December 22, 2008

A Very Special Request

As pressure mounts on the national level, with the American Medical Association seeking to outlaw home births and block midwife licensure efforts, in addition to your awesome legislative outreach, we hope that you will help the Coalition for Illinois Midwifery financially, as well.

We have been busy working the legislation, attending meetings for the past several years, and putting out grassroots messages, and we are grateful for the large and enthusiastic response! You are really putting us over the top! 

There's one other thing we need to make this work. We need your financial support as much as we ever have! Throughout much of the Summer and Fall, we needed to keep our lobbyist on, in part because of all the special sessions called in Springfield to override the governor's vetos, and also while we finished up our dialogue with the Illinois Nurses Association.

So we are asking you to dig deep and help us. Help the Coalition keep our lobbyist, to cover our operating expenses, and continue to pay back volunteers who have many many unclaimed expenses directly relating to promoting midwife licensure at the state capitol for several years.

Please give what you can. Please give again next month (and consider the month after that)! We know this year has been very rough in many ways, and we hope that you will still donate to help us finish this important work. To donate on-line via PayPal, visit in the lower left-hand corner.

You can make a check out to CFIM and mail to:

Vicki Johnson
Coalition for Illinois Midwifery
6092 Torchlite Trl.
Loves Park, IL 61111

Thank you and Happy Holidays!

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