Obviously they're not going to do it for us...
Mark your calendars, friends inside the computer, for RESOLVE's Federal Advocacy Day — Thursday, April 10. It's a day for infertiles and those who love us to make our numbers known, to meet with our Congressional leaders, and to urge support for issues that matter to us all.
Unfortunately, Halle can't be there. But maybe you can. Register to attend, get yourself to Washington, D.C., and RESOLVE will schedule your appointments and provide training. To prepare you for your meetings, you'll be given full information on these three areas of advocacy:
- Securing insurance coverage for infertility diagnosis and treatment;
- Permanent establishment of the adoption tax credit; and
- Increasing funding for medical research.
You'll also meet other passionate people with a shared interest in infertility issues. Why, maybe even...
Okay, probably not.
Since we can't count on others to fight this battle for us, we need to be there en masse. But even if you can't make it, there are still ways you can help. Work with your local media, contact your Congresspeople via phone or fax, or make a donation to support advocacy efforts. If you've ever struggled with conception, or if you care about someone who has, tell your story and make your voice heard.
Because we're going to need all the help we can get.