Please sign this online petition to support passage of The Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act. A companion bill passed in the House of Representatives last fall to a nearly unanimous bipartisan vote. Democratic Senators Obama and Clinton both support this legislation along with Republican Senators including Olympia Snowe of Maine. Please help us gain our target goal of 100,000 signatures for this petition.
What the MOTHERS Act does is:
- Encourage the Department of Health and Human Services to expand the research into the causes of postpartum conditions and find treatments
- Establish a national public awareness campaign to increase awareness and knowledge of PPD and psychosis
- Make grants available for programs that develop and offer essential services to women with PPD
To learn more about the MOTHERS Act, read our blog post from October 2007.
Please take the time to let your representatives in Washington know that you support this vital legislation.
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