2016 Advocacy Activities


Letter to the Governor of South Dakota Opposing HB 1008
SAHM urges Governor Dennis DauGaard to veto legislation requiring all students to use bathrooms that correspond to their birth gender.

Invest in What Works Provisions in the Appropriations Committee’s Fiscal Year 2017 Bills and Reports
SAHM joined a number of other organizations in sending a list of funding requests to the Committee on Appropriations to be included in several department budgets.


Letter to the Governor of North Carolina Opposing HB 2
SAHM leads the chorus of opposition against the “bathroom bill” recently adopted in North Carolina.

Letter to the Governor of Tennessee Opposing HB 1840
SAHM opposes HB 1840 which allows counselors and therapists to deny help based on religious beliefs, including LGBT youth.

Endorsement of CONNECT for Health Act
The CONNECT for Health Act would expand the use of telehealth and remote patient monitoring services in Medicare.


SAHM Endorses the Marijuana Effective Drug Studies (MEDS) Act of 2016.
SAHM signed onto a letter to Senators Schatz, Hatch, Tillis and Coons advocating for the MEDS Act of 2016.

SAHM Supports the At-Risk Youth Medicaid Protection Act
Letter to senators voicing support for legislation which will  grant at-risk youth Medicaid protection upon reentry.


SAHM Opposes Sections 730, 735 and 752 of the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
Over three dozen organizations, including SAHM, sent a letter to members of the Armed Services Committee to oppose sections of the NDAA.


SAHM Endorses AAP Blueprint for Children
SAHM endorses the Blueprint for Children: How the Next President Can Build a Foundation for a Healthy Future

Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research thanks Appropriations Committee
SAHM joins 209 other members to urge inclusion of the Senate-proposed $34.1 billion for NIH funding for fiscal year 2017.


SAHM Supports LARC Statement of Principles
Sister Song and the National Women’s Health Network have written a statement of principles, to which SAHM has signed on, supporting the inclusion of long-acting reversible contraceptive methods (LARCs) as part of a well-balanced mix of options.

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