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Goal: 25,000 Progress: 2,734
Sponsored by: Save the Children Action Network

Meet Mwayuma and Nadya. When Nadya was born underweight in Tanzania, her mom, Mwayuma, was taught Kangaroo Care, a practice where a baby is placed skin to skin with her mother to help her grow. Mwayuma also learned about the importance of exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months.

Low-cost, high impact solutions saved Nadya's life. Unfortunately, 5.9 million children each year aren't so lucky. They die from preventable causes like pneumonia, diarrhea and malaria.

Legislation introduced in the Senate – the Reach Every Mother and Child Act (S. 1730) – would scale up effective health and nutrition programs, like Nadya received, to help more moms and kids survive and thrive.

Urge your senators to cosponsor the Reach Act today.

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I believe all kids deserve a strong start in life. That is why I urge you to cosponsor the bipartisan Reach Every Mother and Child Act (S. 1730). This bill was introduced by Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Chris Coons (D-DE), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Mike Enzi (R-WY), Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT).

Since 1990, thanks to U.S. leadership, the number of children dying under the age of 5 has dropped by more than 50%. That is a great success story! Unfortunately, every day, 16,000 children die of preventable causes, like pneumonia, diarrhea, and malaria.

We know what works to save lives. And, the Reach Act would dramatically accelerate the reduction of preventable maternal, newborn, and child deaths worldwide. It would help to achieve the global commitment of ending these deaths within a generation.

Modeling other successful global health initiatives, like PEPFAR and the President's Malaria Initiative, the Reach Act would require ambitious targets, a strategy to achieve those targets, and rigorous transparency and accountability measures to keep the U.S. on track in meeting these targets. And because the U.S. cannot end these tragic and preventable deaths alone, the Reach Act would introduce innovative financing tools to bring new investors to the table and improve the stewardship of taxpayer dollars.

I hope you will cosponsor the bipartisan Reach Every Mother and Child Act.

I look forward to your response.

Petition Signatures

Dec 10, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Dec 8, 2017 Jan Marek
Dec 7, 2017 charmaine macdonald
Dec 6, 2017 Amanda Ault
Dec 2, 2017 robin karlsson
Nov 30, 2017 Aggelina Ornstein
Nov 30, 2017 Micki Mitchell
Nov 29, 2017 Sarah Bedell
Nov 29, 2017 Cathy Ruggles
Nov 27, 2017 sevindj bornak
Nov 27, 2017 NANCY WEISHEW
Nov 27, 2017 Jim Malone
Nov 27, 2017 Rita O'Sullivan
Nov 27, 2017 Mary Butler Please sponsor Reach Every Mother and Child Act (S1730). If a baby is given a goood start, they will have a better chance of staying well!!!!!!!
Nov 26, 2017 Kevin Dahl
Nov 25, 2017 Sandy Renner
Nov 25, 2017 Josephine Biagi
Nov 25, 2017 susan rose
Nov 25, 2017 Margretta Wojcik I strongly suggest that we contribute to the learning of mothers the importance of early care for their children. Early health care gives the children to grow strong and to ward off many diseases. We who have much need to share with those who don't even
Nov 25, 2017 Lynn Malloy
Nov 25, 2017 Mara Kramer
Nov 25, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 25, 2017 Dan Esposito
Nov 25, 2017 Greta Pociuli
Nov 25, 2017 Margaret van Dyke
Nov 25, 2017 Daniel Yagolkowski
Nov 25, 2017 Virginia Sedlock
Nov 24, 2017 Jennifer Will
Nov 24, 2017 Carl O Connor
Nov 24, 2017 Constance Jackson Early Intervention For Mothers And Babies Gives MOST LONG TERM REWARDS.
Nov 23, 2017 Kathryn Fenn
Nov 23, 2017 bernardo alayza mujica
Nov 23, 2017 Michalla Sutton
Nov 22, 2017 Robin Isaman
Nov 22, 2017 Birgit Ditto
Nov 21, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 21, 2017 chris mcCormick
Nov 21, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 21, 2017 michele thyne
Nov 21, 2017 Stacey Govito
Nov 21, 2017 Kim Taylor
Nov 21, 2017 Carla Marques
Nov 20, 2017 Fernanda Coelho
Nov 19, 2017 Marianne Taylor
Nov 19, 2017 Pat Bereczki Everyone deserves the best start in life that they can possibly have.
Nov 18, 2017 Jim Sheridan
Nov 16, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 16, 2017 Virginia Wilson
Nov 16, 2017 Sawsan Ghannam
Nov 16, 2017 CAROLYN CORR

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