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Grassroots Advocacy

Grassroots action by ACNM members makes a critical difference to our public policy efforts.  Your involvement matters!

The Advocacy and Government Affairs department is committed to helping affiliates achieve their advocacy goals.  Examples of support that we can provide include but are not limited to:

  • Writing letters of support or opposition in response to proposed legislation and regulation
  • Communicating national policy on issues
  • Developing talking points
  • Compiling aggregate data to demonstrate trends

ACNM Contacts

Take Action Now

  • ACNM's Grassroots Action Center allows association members to quickly and easily contact their legislators regarding pending legislation that is of importance to midwifery.  Everything you need to get it done is provided.

Currently Supported Federal Legislation (116th Session of Congress)

  • The Midwives for Maximizing Optimal Maternity Services (H.R. 3849)
  • The Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act (H.R. 6142/S. 3424)
  • The Maternal Health Quality Improvement Act of 2019 (H.R. 4995)
  • The Helping Medicaid Offer Maternity Services Act (H.R. 4996)
  • The Birth Access Benefiting Improved Essential Facility Services Act (H.R. 5189)

Sign-On Advocacy Letters

News & Releases 

Advocacy Training


  • The Georgetown University midwifery education program faculty and students talk about advocating on Capitol Hill on the International Day of the Midwife. Students from around the country met with their legislators in Washington D.C. to discuss federal health care policy initiatives that are important to the midwifery profession and the women and babies we serve. Later the same afternoon, they presented during the Virtual Day of the Midwife Student Cafe regarding their experiences.
  • How to Schedule Visits on Capitol Hill
  • Kathryn Kravetz Carr (former GAC Chair) Youtube video on making a call to a legislator.


  • On this page, you can access a variety of topic specific resources to help you advocate on issues of importance to ACNM. (Members Only)
  • Use this form to report back to ACNM on what occurred when you met with your legislator.


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