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Goal: 25,000 Progress: 2,007
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

Sep 23, 2017 Julie Matewicz
Sep 23, 2017 Dominique Ryba
Sep 23, 2017 Rita Leone
Sep 23, 2017 Nicole Mikals
Sep 23, 2017 Francine Gallart
Sep 22, 2017 Bonnie Hearthstone
Sep 22, 2017 Matthew McWhirr
Sep 22, 2017 Susan Beam-Gilleland
Sep 21, 2017 Kay Jay
Sep 21, 2017 Ilene Kazak
Sep 21, 2017 shelly lynn
Sep 20, 2017 Richard Bosboom
Sep 20, 2017 Lisa Wain
Sep 20, 2017 Richard Cooper
Sep 20, 2017 Leilani Swafford
Sep 20, 2017 Alvin Carrier
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Sep 19, 2017 Kelsey Thomas
Sep 19, 2017 Anne W.
Sep 19, 2017 Payton Godon
Sep 19, 2017 Janice Rocke
Sep 19, 2017 Phyllis Van Leuven
Sep 19, 2017 Joy McGinty
Sep 19, 2017 sarah carver
Sep 19, 2017 shwetha kumaran
Sep 19, 2017 Silvia Bertano
Sep 18, 2017 Lis Klepek
Sep 18, 2017 Melissa Gandara
Sep 18, 2017 Mónica Geraldo
Sep 18, 2017 Vanessa Cravo
Sep 18, 2017 norma graciela varrone cancio
Sep 18, 2017 Michele Roberts
Sep 18, 2017 Kayleigh Brown
Sep 18, 2017 Leeza Broome
Sep 18, 2017 EWA KUCZENSKA
Sep 18, 2017 Maria Reis
Sep 18, 2017 Christopher Clark
Sep 18, 2017 Kristina Bergström
Sep 17, 2017 Erica Brown
Sep 17, 2017 Crystal Lins
Sep 17, 2017 Ana Dias
Sep 17, 2017 Marcus Payne
Sep 17, 2017 Jennifer Day
Sep 17, 2017 Alicia Addeo
Sep 17, 2017 Fernanda Leite
Sep 17, 2017 Patricia Chambers
Sep 17, 2017 Vanessa Bäßler
Sep 17, 2017 Leslie Poms
Sep 17, 2017 Angela Tune
Sep 17, 2017 Gemma Eggleton

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