THE MIDWIVES BILL IS MOVING! TODAY IS THE DAY TO CALL YOUR LEGISLATOR!!
EVEN IF YOU'VE CALLED BEFORE PLEASE CALL AGAIN BECAUSE THERE IS A NEW BILL NUMBER.
Here's the scoop. The language from HB 226, the Home Birth Safety Act has been amended to another bill. This bill has already passed the Senate and is on the House floor. (it’s a bill that is no longer needed by its sponsor, so he turned it over to us. We’ve removed the current language and amend it with our own)
THE NEW BILL IS SENATE BILL 3712
EVERYONE PLEASE CALL YOUR STATE REPRESENTATIVE TODAY! Ask them to “vote YES for SB3712 which will be amended with the Home Birth Safety Act (HB226) language.”
THERE COULD BE A FLOOR VOTE AS EARLY AS TOMORROW MORNING so please call right now.
WE NEED 60 FLOOR VOTES. PLEASE PASS THIS ALONG TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW!! - please literally send to everyone in your address book. It is vital that we get our known YES votes switched over to the new bill number. It's also vital that we gain at least 10 more YES votes from the many reps who have never had constituent contact.
These unknown reps reside in Alton, Antioch, Arlington Heights, Belleville, Bloomingdale, Bloomington, Broadview, Carbondale, Chicago, Collinsville, Countryside, Crete, Decatur, Des Plaines, Dolton, East St. Louis, Elmhurst, Elmwood Park, Freeport, Harrisburg, Hazel Crest, Hutsonville, Jacksonville, Macomb, Marion, Mokena, Olney, Orland Park, Pekin, Plainfield, Quincy, Rock Falls, Rock Island, Salem, Springfield, Spring Valley, Streamwood, Sycamore, West Chicago, Westmont, Yorkville
To find out who your rep is if you've never called, go to www.ilga.gov and click on "Legislator Lookup" on the lower right side of the screen.
PLEASE BE SURE TO CALL TODAY. If the switchboard tells you they have left for the day, ask to leave a message. Then call back tomorrow to make sure they got your message.
Thank you for all you do!!
ps - If you called Rep Dave Winters this morning, send him a quick THANK YOU note via email firstname.lastname@example.org He turned the bill over to us today
Rachel Dolan Wickersham, CD(DONA), LCCE
president, Coalition for Illinois Midwifery
vice president, Illinois Council of Certified Professional Midwives