In the Jewish community, family first and l’dor v’dor are deeply embedded values. Family – and building family – feels so important. But that doesn’t make it easy, especially for the 13 million women and men nationwide impacted by infertility.
In January, Hadassah drafted a congressional resolution and began reaching out to congressional offices to find lead sponsors. Our grassroots advocates continued speaking out to policymakers. We partnered with Jewish fertility organizations and secured major endorsements. During National Infertility Awareness Week in April, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Rep. Dan Crenshaw introduced this bipartisan infertility resolution (H.Res. 338) affirming a commitment to identifying and building solutions to improve diagnosis, treatment and costs.
We did it! But there’s so much more we can do, together.
What’s Next: Three Ways You Can Help
1. Send a Letter
Help build support in Congress for the resolution, which recognizes infertility as a disease and encompasses related issues like fertility preservation and pregnancy loss. We can help millions, including those who can’t afford treatment.
2. Get Ready to Mobilize: Training on May 24
Want to learn and do more, but don’t know where to start? Our free Hadassah Infertility Advocacy Training (May 24 at 7 pm ET) is for you. You’ll learn everything you need to know to advocate with Hadassah, including during a virtual infertility Day on the Hill on June 17, with RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association and others.
3. Spread the Word to Your Networks
Encourage others to join us! Forward this message and share Hadassah's social media posts. To make progress we need to mobilize an army and Hadassah needs your help.
Even if you’ve never participated in Hadassah advocacy before, it’s easy to get involved! Together, we can reduce barriers to treatment, better understand infertility, and stand behind the millions of Americans of all ages, races and ethnicities touched by infertility.
We’re already making an impact. Thank you.