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post #21 of 29
Do you have a link to the actual bill?? I'm interested in reading it. Does it require a collaborative agreement??
post #22 of 29
I can't make it, but I'll bump you.
post #23 of 29
UPDATE!

Colette is probably super busy at the moment so I figured Id update for you ladies.

The Rally was pushed forward. It is now yesterday, today the 9th and the original date of the 12th. There won't be a rally on the 13th, that I've heard.

If anyone has any new info, please update.
post #24 of 29
This was the email I got today from my mw:



A lot of very positive work was done in the capitol today - work that moved the bill forward. Colette will be sending email out from the Coalition as soon a possible to fill you all in. However I'm sending a quick email now to let you know that on the advice of the Coalition's lobbyist and Rep. Julie Hamos, the bill's chief sponsor, the Springifield Rally has been postponed for approximately two weeks to maximize it's effectiveness.

Watch for email from the Coalition soon.
post #25 of 29
Thread Starter 

Rally postponed -- pls read!

The January 12/13 rally has been temporarily postponed to sometime in early February. We will announce the exact date next week. The new date should hold. We regret having to change the date. We understand that a lot of you already had your travel plans set, but sometimes the legislative agenda takes on a life of its own, and now we must be flexible and respond to the circumstances dealt to us.

There was great progress made on our bill. We have an amazing group of sponsors, many of whom are working very hard on our bill, but we simply ran out of time with the impeachment proceedings and some procedural details for the bill. This means we will be reintroducing it in the next session, beginning when the newly elected state legislature is sworn in on January 14, 2009. Hopefully we will have the same bill number.

The good news is that we now have more time to talk with our state representatives. A few state representatives will not be returning, so find out if you have a new representative or not, and contact whoever will be your state representative in the new General Assembly.

The number one most important thing that must take place over the next few weeks -- KEEP TALKING WITH YOUR STATE REPRESENTATIVE!!! (and your family and friends). You should also touch base with your state senator to let them know they will be seeing the issue again, and you are still counting on their support, but please concentrate first on your state representative.

You can check gotmidwife.blogspot.com for updates, and try as I might, I cannot aways update each and every forum, so if you see something new that hasn't been posted here, please pass it along!

Thank you for your understanding and dedication to this important issue!!!

Colette Bernhard
Legislative Chair
Coalition for Illinois Midwifery
post #26 of 29
Thread Starter 

Rally postponed -- pls read!

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post #27 of 29
Yikes, I'm glad that I checked this thread! I was planning on bringing the kids up to Springfield tomorrow!

Please continue to update us as information becomes available... I want to participate in the rally, but it is difficult when I don't know what is going on.

Thanks to everyone for your hard work! I hope we will hae legal midwfiery soon!

~* Laura
post #28 of 29
Wondering if there is a Yahoo group for this or if this site, gotmidwife.blogspot.com, is the only spot to check. I live in OH but have several family and friends in IL as this is where I am from originally. I emailed them and asked them to support it before the 13th so I want to do that again if needed.

Thanks, LM
post #29 of 29
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Wondering if there is a Yahoo group for this or if this site, gotmidwife.blogspot.com, is the only spot to check. I live in OH but have several family and friends in IL as this is where I am from originally. I emailed them and asked them to support it before the 13th so I want to do that again if needed.

Thanks, LM
Yep, Illinois Families for Midwifery has a Yahoo group. http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/ILFAMFORMW/
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