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Goal: 25,000 Progress: 2,689
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

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
Nov 15, 2017 Kathleen Serrano
Nov 15, 2017 Marcos Carrillo
Nov 15, 2017 Catherine Alsafi
Nov 14, 2017 Rodrigo Gonçalves
Nov 13, 2017 Mckenzie Brown
Nov 13, 2017 Christine King
Nov 13, 2017 Donna Coutant
Nov 13, 2017 June Cockerille
Nov 13, 2017 Paula P
Nov 13, 2017 ADAM LEWIS
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Nov 12, 2017 Susan Carlson
Nov 12, 2017 Denise Lenardson
Nov 12, 2017 Caterina Raviglione
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Nov 12, 2017 Cairn Mahoney
Nov 12, 2017 Lynne Buckley
Nov 12, 2017 Katharine long
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Nov 12, 2017 Lois Freeman
Nov 12, 2017 Sofia Lorenzini
Nov 11, 2017 Jennifer Brace
Nov 11, 2017 Loreto Fillat de Acosta
Nov 11, 2017 Silvia Gomez
Nov 11, 2017 Emily Dickinson-Adams
Nov 11, 2017 Jacky Kusterer
Nov 11, 2017 Adelina Jaudal
Nov 10, 2017 Ekaterina Abolmazova
Nov 10, 2017 Paul-Denis Clermont
Nov 10, 2017 Sellma Batalha
Nov 10, 2017 Steve S
Nov 10, 2017 Fiona Colgan
Nov 10, 2017 Sheila Gordon
Nov 10, 2017 Jana Johnson
Nov 10, 2017 Lisa Selby
Nov 10, 2017 Josh Guy
Nov 10, 2017 Starr Christ
Nov 10, 2017 Geoffrey Bruce
Nov 10, 2017 Jo Cairns
Nov 9, 2017 Rachel Colomb
Nov 9, 2017 Michelle Oroz
Nov 9, 2017 tommie freeman
Nov 9, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 9, 2017 Marie Driscoll

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