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Suburban moms can do more to promote children's health

Suburban moms can do more to promote children's health

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Suburban moms can have even more influence on national policy than the Post-Dispatch suggests in “Suburban women form key but mutable voting bloc" (July 8). We can do more than show up on voting days and protest in the streets.

I am a married suburban mother regularly working with both Republicans and Democrats for the health of children and mothers in America and around the world. This month, my children and I will travel to Washington, D.C., for the RESULTS International Conference and Lobby Day to meet in the offices of our elected officials. We will ask for support of anti-poverty programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and speak with lawmakers for support of the Reach Every Mother and Child Act, a global maternal/child health bill.

The Reach Act has been signed by Reps. William Lacy Clay, D-St. Louis, and Ann Wagner, R-Ballwin. We hope to gain bipartisan support from Sens. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., and Claire McCaskill, D-Mo. By thinking of all kids as our own children, everyone can gain the confidence to urge both parties and fight for what is important to us in all the months between elections.

Cynthia Changyit Levin  •  Town and Country

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