All the Sun For You

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Changing the World…

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… well, maybe not the world, but I did speak up to my legislators to request support of The Family Act of 2011 (S 965/HR 3522).  Keiko, at the Infertility Voice, asked her readers to reach out to their legislators to request support of The Family Act of 2011, so I did.  I wrote to all of Iowa’s senators and representatives whether or not they represented me, because I don’t like seeing that only 4% of the House of Representatives and 6% of the Senate support this bill.  I almost didn’t believe those numbers because they seem too low.

I got lots of email responses, but today, I got a letter.  A REAL letter!  This letter came from Congressman Tom Latham and I think it’s neat.  The reason I think it’s neat is that I believe we do too  much electronically and I appreciate someone (or “his people”) taking the time to send a real letter (even if it is a canned response) saying they got my note and support the bill.  Heck, I didn’t even send him a real letter – I sent an email.

Maybe I’ll get more letters from the other legislators I contacted, and maybe I won’t.  But I am glad to see that at least one person in Iowa supports this bill.

Have you written to your legislators yet?

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Author: Courtney

Hi, there, I’m Courtney. I never planned to stay home with my kids, but I got sucked into motherhood when my first baby came into our lives after years of infertility and multiple rounds of IVF. His brother followed closely behind, something we didn’t plan on after having such a rough road with achieving parenthood the first time around. My boys are IVF cycle twins, conceived on the same day but born two years and one day apart (they were both transferred on the same day in October, but with two years between them). My boys are the best of friends and my husband is a terrific husband, father, and most importantly… friend. He fully supported my desire to stay home (“I just wanted it to be your idea and not mine, I totally want you to stay home and raise our kids!”) and encourages me in everything I do. I am a lover of projects, spreadsheets, fitness, healthy cooking and eating, crafts, selling my stuff on FB (HA!), and the outdoors. If I’m active, I’m pretty darn happy!

One thought on “Changing the World…

  1. Good job! I really need to do this too!

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