Moms Helping Moms
Let’s work together to advocate for changes in law and policy to address diaper need, and period poverty.
Read below to find out how you can use your voice to advocate for change.
Contact your legislator
You can write a letter or send an email to your Senator or Representative. Check out our outreach templates below to help you write your letter. Your letter should include information about:
- The issue you are advocating for
- The organization, program, or community you are representing (f you are)
- The community involved
- How supportive legislation can make a difference
**If you are writing about a particular bill, explain how that specific bill will positively affect your program, organization, or community.
Meet with your legislator
Contact your legislator and ask to schedule an appointment. These meetings may be very short and may be with staff rather than the elected official. Need help preparing for your meeting? Check out this resource guide created by the National Diaper Bank Network for helpful tips!
Follow up after your meeting by sending a brief thank you note. Feel free to use our guideline template for drafting your thank you letter.
GET IN TOUCH
Templates and Resources
- Information about the Lee-DeLauro End Diaper Need for Act (H.R. 259)
- MHM Guideline Template for H.R. 259
- Additional advocacy resources from the National Diaper Bank Network
- Learn more about diaper need in your state
- Information about the Menstrual Equity for All Act (H.R. 3614)
- MHM Guideline Template for H.R. 3614
Additional advocacy resources from the Alliance for Period Supplies
- Learn more about period poverty in your state
Additional Templates and Resources
- –MHM Thank You Guideline Template for drafting your follow-up letter
- -Track bills and legislation on LegiScan to follow them and receive update alerts