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Doula Decision Package

Open Arms Advocacy Day: Feb 5th 2019, Olympia, Washington

We want #DOULAS4ALL! Doulas are important for reducing negative healthcare outcomes and should be available to all families regardless of income.

CALL TO ACTION

Are you committed to making birth support accessible to all families in Washington?

Do you want to improve health outcomes for families from low-income backgrounds?

Do you have a powerful personal story about how a birth worker or doula made a positive difference in the life of a parent or child?

We need you to join us on Tuesday, February 5th as we advocate for better health outcomes for all  families in Washington state.

WHAT WE WANT:

We want doulas to be covered by Medicaid so that families with low- or no-income benefit from the positive health outcomes of doula support.

WHERE WE ARE
The good news is the Governor Inslee’s budget includes this, but our state legislators (who represent us) have to approve the budget. We know doulas are rad, but not everyone does. This is where you come in!

Legislators better understand what doulas do and why they are vital to families from marginalized communities from your stories!

WE NEED YOUR HELP!
We want voices that represent our communities from all over Washington State! The most important voices to bring to the table are those that are often left out of these conversations, namely communities of color and low-income communities. We will help you prepare!

Agenda *times subject to change

7:15am                 Carpool leaving Seattle

8:45am                 Arrive in Olympia for coffee and orientation at an Olympia home (address sent after you RSVP)

9:00am*               Advocacy 101 training – to help you prepare!

10:00am – 1:30pm             Meetings with individual legislators

If you’re unable to make it in person, you can still participate via email! We will send out further information about how to send in a supporter email. To get on the mailing list please email: advocacy@openarmsps.org

You don’t have to stay for the whole day. Carpools available from Seattle and organizing more as needed

You can RSVP at any time, there is no cutoff time for the RSVP!

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For questions, please contact Jordan Alam at jordan@openarmsps.org

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