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For the first time in nearly a decade, Congress is considering new investments in the Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program. The House of Representatives included a $10 million increase in peer counselor funding in its first draft of an appropriations bill. These gains will not be realized unless the increase is included in both the House and Senate bills. It is imperative that WIC staff share their experience with members of Congress as we continue to push for funding increase in the FY 2020 appropriations bill.
Please contact your Members of Congress today to ask them to support funding for breastfeeding peer counselors.
Please Note: These are lobbying actions.
As a reminder, it is your democratic right to lobby. Lobbying is a particular type of advocacy involving an attempt to influence specific legislation by communicating directly with an elected official or his or her staff. Each state has specific laws for state employees about lobbying efforts while on the job. We recommend limiting lobbying efforts to coffee breaks, lunch breaks, after hours and other times not considered “work time.”
No one knows WIC as well as WIC staff! That knowledge and experience present you and your colleagues with the unique opportunity to be a voice for WIC. This toolkit from the National WIC Association walks you through a variety of advocacy activities with tips, worksheets, and examples of how you can elevate your WIC voice.
In this toolkit you will find:
Our publications page has links to many other NWA-produced fact sheets, papers, and reports about the WIC program that provide background and context for current WIC policy issues.
We engage in various public health-related advocacy issues. Check back for updates on other ways you can take action to support WIC!
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