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SB1237 Townhall 2

Virtual Lobby Day 2

Annual Meeting Announcement. 3

Spotlight on Anti-Racism 3

Welcome New Officers! 4

Birthing People’s Bill of Rights 5

CHCF Health Care Leadership Program 5

Amendments to SB 1237 6

Questions? News? Want to get involved?8


SB1237 Townhall

For general information on the bill and its amendments, and a Q&A session, join us for the SB 1237 Townhall on Tuesday Aug 4 at 7:30-8:30pm. We will address some misinformation that has been circulating about what the bill does and does not do. Register for the Townhall here (note this is NOT lobby day registration, please do that separately).


Virtual Lobby Day

Please join the California Nurse-Midwives Association for Virtual Lobby Day on Thursday August 13th! Like in past years, Lobby Day is extremely important for your legislator to hear about our bill and (hopefully) vote “aye” on the Assembly Floor when the bill gets there toward the end of August!

Registration closes on Thursday August 6th! Register now!

As you probably know, SB 1237 (Dodd/Burke/Mitchell) The Equity & Justice in Maternity Care Act has passed the Senate and is making its way through the Assembly committees! The final lobby day push will be the Assembly Floor Vote expected the week of August 17th. We are so close!! Because we cannot lobby in person this year, we are instead focusing on a virtual event. Luckily this means Lobby Day is even easier than in previous years! We will give you instructions ahead of time, so don’t worry if you don’t have experience. Since this is a virtual event, there is no Lobby Day registration fee. Please consider donating to CNMA or CNMF.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Register for Lobby Day here.

  2. We will assign you to a lobby day visit with other people in your district between 9am-5pm on THURSDAY AUGUST 13th, and will notify you of that visit after it is confirmed.

  3. This visit will be 30 minutes long via Zoom conferencing with others in your district. CNMA leadership will be available for many of these calls. Many of you have done lobby day in the past and are well prepared for this. Others who have not done a lobby day, or are “singles” (e.g. in the cases where we find out that no one else from your district is signing up), you will be paired with a CNMA leader. A Lobby Day Preparation Session will be held August 10th from 7:30 - 8:30pm, link will be included in your confirmation email for your individual visit.

  4. Go to cnma.org/today for information on how to participate in the other virtual events happening on August13th, 14th, and the week after. These events include:

  • Calling your legislator and urging their support for SB 1237 when it gets to the Assembly floor