Dear [Insert Name],
I am writing to ask your consideration in supporting critically needed legislation that will help save babies’ lives. The Stillbirth and SUID Prevention, Education and Awareness Act of 2009 (S1445, HR3212) was filed on July 14 by Senator Frank R. Lautenberg, D-NJ. A companion bill was filed in the House by Frank Pallone, Jr., D-NJ-6.
I urge you to sign on as a co-sponsor of this important bill. . . in the belief that every baby should live.
This bill would help reduce the number of unexpected infant deaths in America by calling for new research and education on stillbirths and Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID). Every year, there are more than 25,000 stillbirths and more than 4,600 sudden unexpected infant deaths in the United States. Specifically, this bill would improve the collection of critical data to determine the causes of theses tragic deaths, increase education and awareness about how to prevent these tragedies in the future and expand support services for families who have experienced a stillbirth or SUID loss.
This bill is important to me because [insert personal story here].
Thank you so much for your consideration of my request. By working together, we will be one step closer to a future where all babies survive and thrive.
For your convenience, I have included a Fact Sheet on the bill. If you have questions, or would like to sign on as a co-sponsor, please contact Veronica Valdivieso at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-224-3224.
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Last Updated: Apr 20, 2010