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Webinar: Lamaze Grassroots in Action: The Childbirth Educators’ Role in the 2018 U.S. Mid-Term Elections

Webinar: Lamaze Grassroots in Action: The Childbirth Educators’ Role in the 2018 U.S. Mid-Term Elections

Webinar: Lamaze Grassroots in Action: The Childbirth Educators’ Role in the 2018 U.S. Mid-Term Elections

Mary Duke, LCCE, Robin Elise Weiss, PhD, MPH, AdvCD(DONA), LCCE, FACCE, Jill Wodnick, MA, LCCE, and
Mary Duke, LCCE, Robin Elise Weiss, PhD, MPH, AdvCD(DONA), LCCE, FACCE, Jill Wodnick, MA, LCCE, and
on behalf of Lamaze International

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Launch date: 01 Oct 2018
Expiry Date: 01 Oct 2021

Last updated: 16 Oct 2018

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Description

This recorded webinar is designed to help you understand how grassroots advocacy can influence federal initiatives, as well as the United States mid-term Congressional election cycle and how to best articulate your cause with candidates. Walk away from this webinar with strategies for organizing other childbirth educators and maternal health advocates on the local level!

While the content of this webinar is focused on the U.S. mid-term elections, we welcome all members from all countries to join us and learn how to be advocates in your own area.

Participants may earn one Lamaze Contact Hour.

Objectives

Identify and develop CBE grassroots initiatives
I. Advocacy through education
A. Candidates will embrace issues that they understand (and agree with)
B. Educating candidates on maternal mortality and the role CBE plays in improving outcomes helps
C. Tell your story
i. Memorable stories are the basis for many laws
ii. Lawmakers want to help fix tangible problems
iii. Statistics around maternal mortality in your area, missed opportunities for better care, inefficient care that cost a family more than it should have cost, etc.
Understand the mid-term Congressional election cycle and campaign strategies
II. Mid-Term Campaign Timing
a. All U.S. Representatives and 30+ Senators are up for election in November.
b. Candidates devote August and October to informal public appearances and meeting voters.
1. Candidates want to hear from you—educate and advocate
2. Candidates are looking for public-interest, non-controversial issues that they can champion
3. Every candidate is affected by/knows someone who has a complicated/negative childbirth story
4. Everyone is familiar with Lamaze—the upcoming campaign season is a good time to educate them about what Lamaze is today.
E. Campaign for CBE during the Mid-Term Elections
i. Not just an opportunity for candidates to talk.
ii. Tell your story
iii. Talk about what you do and who you help
iv. Organize your team; gather your resources
Develop strategies for organizing CBE/maternal health advocates on the local level
III. Grassroots Efforts Work
A. KHBC
i. Who they are, what they do, how they do it
ii. What they’re planning for the mid-term election season
B. New Jersey
i. Who they are, what they do, how they do it
ii. What they’re planning for the mid-term election season
II. KHBC and New Jersey’s Tips for You
A. How you can get started
B. What you need to know before getting started
C. Developing measurable objectives
Mary Duke, LCCE, Robin Elise Weiss, PhD, MPH, AdvCD(DONA), LCCE, FACCE, Jill Wodnick, MA, LCCE, and

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Mary Duke, LCCE, Robin Elise Weiss, PhD, MPH, AdvCD(DONA), LCCE, FACCE, Jill Wodnick, MA, LCCE, and
on behalf of Lamaze International

Mary Duke represents the Kentucky Home Birth Coalition. She is a Lamaze Certified Educator, Birth Doula, and an advocate for birth options in KY.  She is a community liaison and steering committee member for the Kentucky Home Birth coalition and she lives in Scottsville, KY with her husband and 2 children.  

Robin Elise Weiss is the author of multiple pregnancy and parenting books and has been certified with Lamaze since 2002. She has been involved with birth since 1989 and is a Lamaze Childbirth Education Trainer as well as a doula trainer. Robin is a past president of Lamaze International and on today’s webinar she will speak about her work with the Kentucky Homebirth Coalition.

Jill Wodnick is a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator and advocate for maternal health in New Jersey. Jill often testifies to NJ Senate committees and writes for regional media outlets on maternal health. Prior to becoming an LCCE, Jill led a Community Doula Program in Hudson County, NJ for Medicaid beneficiaries.  Jill is part of the UN Commission on the Status of Women's Global Prenatal Initiative and local and state programs that improve maternity care, eliminate racial disparities, and intersect early childhood well-being through birth. 

Molly Giammarco, MP is the Senior Government Relations Manager for Lamaze International. Molly has been working in government relations for over 11 years and has been working with Lamaze since 2015.

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Faculty and Disclosures

Mary Duke, Robin Elise Weiss, Jill Wodnick, Molly Giammarco

Mary Duke, Robin Elise Weiss, Jill Wodnick, Molly Giammarco

After careful examination, Lamaze International reports no conflicts of interest for any members of the Planning Committee or any presenters, faculty, authors, or content reviewers.

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