Advocacy priorities for 2022 include the following:

  • Grants to states: Funding and legislation for grants to states.
  • MMH Hotline: Funding and legislation for a 24/7 dedicated MMH hotline.
  • Moms Matter Act: Funding to focus specifically on racial and ethnic minorities facing MMH conditions.
  • Federal task force: Establishing a federal task force and national strategy to address MMH.

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Event Summary

Over 100 advocates from across the country — from Maine to Alaska and Hawaii — came together virtually on March 16 to advocates for MMH funding and programs.  Advocates met with over 115 Congressional staffers and took to social media to tell their stories, encourage additional funding for MMH programs, and seek additional co-sponsors for three pieces of legislation that, together, address MMH at the federal, state, and local levels.

Event Details

Virtual MMH Advocacy Day

  • Wednesday, March 16 (10:30 am – 3:30 pm ET).
  • Teams of advocates will meet virtually with Congressional members and/or their staffs throughout the day.

Advocacy Day Training

  • Monday, March 14 (1 – 3 pm ET).
  • Required training for all Advocacy Day participants.  We will teach you everything you need to know to be a successful advocate.

Advocacy Day Team Lead Training

  • Monday, March 7 (1 – 2:30 pm ET).
  • Required meeting for all Advocacy Day Team Leads.  We will be discussing messaging and tips for leading effective advocacy teams.