From ND to DC

ND volunteer Karen Macdonald and Reba Mathern-Jacobson, Director of Program Services for the ND Chapter, joined almost 100 March of Dimes volunteers and staff to brave the unseasonable spring snow to speak up for pregnant women, infants and families on Capitol Hill! Over 150 meetings were conducted with Congressional offices to ask them to support funding for maternal and child health programs, passage of the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act, and extension of funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) until 2019.
Over two fabulous days, staff and volunteers attended interactive trainings to build both issues expertise and advocacy skills, as well as hearing from policy and political experts.