In recognition of National Infertility Awareness Week® don’t ignore your voice! Members of Congress need to know that people with infertility matter.
Key States for the Family Act:
Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee.
The following states are also very important:
Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Idaho, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maine, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Ohio, Rhode Island, and Virginia.
Please call your U.S. Senators and Representative and urge them to co-sponsor the Family Act and save the Adoption Tax Credit.
Here’s what you can do: (Note: you will repeat these instructions three times, once for each Senator in your state and once for your Representative.)
1. Call the U.S. Senate switchboard at 202-224-3121 or the House of Representatives switchboard at 202-225-3121. Or click here to look up your Senator and Representatives.
2. Ask to be transferred to your Senator’s/Representatives office.
3. Here is a sample script for your call – if you get a voicemail, modify the message.
“Good morning/afternoon. I live in <insert city and state name> and I’m calling to express my support for two bills that I care about. May I speak with the Health Legislative Assistant or someone else in the office?
Once you’re connected:
“<Reintroduce yourself.>* I’m calling to let you know about two bills I care about, the Family Act, [S 965 for Senate and HR 3522 in the House] and the Adoption Tax Credit. The Family Act would create a tax credit to help with the out-of-pocket medical costs for infertility treatment. And I support the repeal of the sunset provision of the Adoption Tax Credit, which is set to expire this December.
Can I count on the Senator/Representative to help me and thousands of others in our state by supporting both bills? <wait for reply>
Thank you for taking my call and passing on my message to the Senator/Representative.”
Make sure you tell RESOLVE about your calls! Click here to connect with us.
* If you are a military family or a cancer survivor who is dealing with infertility, your Members of Congress needs to hear about your journey.