We made the New York Times!!!
Please see this amazing article about home birth in Illinois at www.nytimes.com/2010/09/24/us/24cncmidwives.html
It is urgent that we get this article into the hands of as many Illinois legislators as possible. Please help us by printing two copies of this article and mail one each to your State Representative and your State Senator. Include a note with each asking your legislators to vote YES to SB 3712 when they see it during the November veto session.
To find your State Rep and State Senator, go to http://www.elections.il.gov/DistrictLocator/DistrictOfficialSearchByAddress.aspx
Mail the article to their LOCAL office - not Springfield.
Please forward this email along to anyone, anywhere in Illinois, who you know would be willing to print and mail a copy along with a one or two line note. Let's SWAMP their desks with copies of this article! It's time for our legislators to finally see that this issue is not going away and it's getting more and more attention.
thank you in advance for your help.
The Coalition Board
Rachel Dolan Wickersham, CD(DONA), LCCE
president, Coalition for Illinois Midwifery
vice president, Illinois Council of Certified Professional Midwives