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Today I am part of a group of 150 people who will be discussing current legislation about infertility with Senators and Congressmen and women.
Today I am going to give statistics about infertility (one in eight couples are affected by this disease), and show the people we are meeting with how an adoption tax credit, a family building tax credit, and a women veterans credit for our service members make legislative sense and will help their constituents.
Today will be exciting.
I'm eager to meet these lawmakers and have my voice heard; and while I know emotions are not a driving force in politics there's something else I hope they realize.
Today will be hard.
It's hard to talk about infertility when you are still going through it. It's hard to spend thousands of dollars with nothing to show for it. It's hard to be let down by your body for something that should just "naturally happen." It's hard to celebrate other families when you are consumed by a yearning to have your own.
But we do it. We celebrate. We educate. We show up.
That's what we're asking our representatives to do for us.
We can't abolish infertility. We can't throw it in prison for the pain it causes or the havoc it wreaks. But we can make the journey a little less treacherous - with financial help and awareness.
Today I am doing more.
Today I am showing up.
Want to help? Share this blog post, follow the #IFAdvocacy hashtag on twitter, or join the Thunderclap and donate your social media status to the cause!
You can also call your representatives - Resolve shows you how, and you can read about the legislation here!