Speak Up, Seek Justice
In Proverbs 31:8, King Lemuel's mother offers him advice as he is ruling, "Speak up for those who have cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly, defend the rights of the poor." She is calling for advocacy.
Our leaders and influentials within the Faith-based Coalition for Healthy Mothers and Children Worldwide advocate for the health of women and children in developing nations. From time to time, we submit letters to elected officials with request to protect and increase foreign assistance funding for U.S. programs in maternal, newborn, and child health and international family planning, or healthy timing and spacing of pregnancies.
Please see our latest signatories of those who practice advocacy with us.
We welcome your voice.
- HTHH Faith-Based Coalition Approps Letter_12.5.14.docx (40.6 KBs)
- HTHH Coalition FY16 Approps Letter V 3.0.docx (682.3 KBs)
- HTHH FY16 Approps Letter Nov 20 2015.docx (81.7 KBs)
What You Can Do
Lending your name and your voice to the Faith-based Coalition for Healthy Mothers and Children Worldwide is a strong, public signal of your support and will aid in raising awareness and building leadership for the issue. HTHH will write letters to Congress and the White House over the next two years to request their concern and support for maternal/child health issues and funding. From time to time, we may ask if you will consider joining others in the coalition to “sign on” to these letters of support, lending your signature, letting your leaders know that you care deeply about supporting healthy mothers and children worldwide. We anticipate asking our leaders to protect and increase funding for the Global Health budget lines for U.S. programs supporting maternal, newborn, and child health and family planning.
In lieu of a group letter, a personal letter can be extremely impactful for your Congressional Representative, Senator, or the President. HTHH is happy to help shape the content and language of the letter with you to show your support of healthy mothers and children worldwide.
A person-to-person call can be most effective in creating tone and conversation around the issues important to you. HTHH may ask that you consider a phone call with your Congressional leader(s) to convey your interest in and support for healthy mothers and children worldwide. We are happy to help set up such a call on your behalf.
The most successful advocacy is often done in face-to-face meetings. If time permits, HTHH will aid in scheduling an in-person meeting with your Congressional leader(s) either in your home state or in Washington D.C. It is so important that our leaders hear directly from you about your interest in and concern for healthy mothers and children worldwide. We ask that you consider an in-person meeting in the near future.