My daughter is two today. And still nursing which is great.
Here is some info on the doula rally coming on Feb 19th.
The Third Party Committee has concluded that we won't have enough participants at the capital on February 19 to "rally" effectively for the sort of media attention originally hoped for. Susan feels pretty strongly (and she has asked folks who know) that we'd need a couple hundred people to have an effective "rally". Since the number of people who have committed to attend is well short of that, the focus is being changed to an education session!
Everyone who can, should meet in the capital rotunda at 1:00 on Thursday, Feb. 19!
Instead of speeches and demonstration-type activities, everyone who comes will be asked to deliver a flyer with information to their legislator. We'll have a video running constantly (the intro video with Dads as well as
Moms talking), signs citing research about doulas, and some of the comfort measures we provide. We'll also have information tables with copies of research papers and articles.
Your help is needed:
1) We'd love to have a huge crowd, so if you can possibly come, please come!!
2) Please look up your legislators and their office numbers in advance. Just go to www.leg.state.mn.us
and click your way from "information" to your very own legislator.
3) If you can find the time, please make an appointment to see your legislators for five or ten minutes that day. You might also invite them to our information session - scheduled from 1:30 to 3:00pm (We'll use the 1:00-1:30 time to organize our presentation and materials).
4) If you have a particularly good piece of research about the doulas (not a magazine article, but a copy of a research article or an abstract from a mainstream source) bring it along.
THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS TO BE THERE!
WE ARE STILL INVITING THE PRESS, SO A GOOD SHOWING IS IMPORTANT.
Special thanks to those of you who have responded and plan to attend, as well as those of you who gave us addresses. Many of your clients have called, and we're expecting to see some of them at the rally. This will be a great event for doulas in Minnesota.