How Can Midwives Make Change by Getting Involved in Politics?

How Can Midwives Make Change by Getting Involved in Politics?

Politics has always been a potentially controversial topic to talk to especially with everyone’s different views in political matters and how it affects our daily lives. It is a dividing agent that divides those people with different opinions but potentially be an agent of unity that unifies those who shares the same ideals. When we reach a point where we recognize that politics is an indispensable part of our lives focusing on managing those differences and achieving everyone’s little desire to have a better life, then we should learn that in order for politics to be successful, one must do its part.
When one person decided to enter the world of politics he/she must carry the flame that burns to serve. The flame that not everyone will be able to keep. The flame that easily burns out, that’s why it is important that your willingness to serve is consistent. With this statement, it is with no doubt that midwives has greater potential to enter politics. Midwives are advocate, supporter, believer and our profession is valuable. Through political engagement we can create value to what we uphold by being heard, not only seen as professionals who delivers a child into the world, but an advocate to give value to life.
It is valuable for any health practitioner, including midwives, to appreciate the negative aspects and politically disregarded impact of market style reforms on health care services. These include issues worthy of consideration such as: loss of integration\fragmentation of services and facilities due to increased competition, the diminishing accountability that is inevitable with private governance of health care systems and the higher costs associated with the regulation of fragmented services (Hunter, 2008). Understanding such issues requires midwives to become enrolled in political debate and establish a forum to scrutinize health policy that could ultimately solidify into an effective presence within the politics of governance.
Getting directly a seat at the decision making table versus paying lots of money for lobbyist to get health care reform and better access to midwifery care. Midwives have now greater chance to be heard in the person of our two great midwives Michelle Munroe, CNM and Cathy Gordon, CNM who potentially have the burning passion to serve midwives and the community to have access in the better health care system.
Meet Proven Leader Michelle Munroe
Winn Army Hospital, First Female Commander serving Fort Stewart Ga. and Hunter Army Airfield
Michelle is an Army Nurse executive who recently retired after 28 years of active-duty service. Dr. Munroe held a variety of executive leadership positions in both clinical and academic settings. As the hospital commander/CEO of Winn Army Community Hospital, she led the organization on the journey as a high-reliability organization and the implementation of a just culture. Her experience as a nurse and midwife make her the perfect advocate for women and reproductive justice. Since retirement, she has worked as a healthcare consultant providing expertise in evidence-based practice, project management, and women’s healthcare. She is a trusted leader for change.
Cathy Gordon Pledges to Support Congressional Term Limits
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Term Limits (USTL), the leader in the national, non-partisan movement to limit terms for elected officials, is gathering support from state lawmakers across the nation. Its mission is to get 34 states to apply for an amendment proposal convention specific to term limits on Congress. 2020 Kansas state house candidate, Cathy Gordon (district 18), has committed support for term limits on Congress by signing the Term Limits Convention pledge. The primary election is scheduled for August 4, 2020.
The future of midwifery is in our hands. Your support matters. Let us help these wonderful midwives achieve every midwife’s desire to have a better health care system and have a voice within the government. The voice that is heard and not neglected. Please feel free to visit their website provided below and get to know more about their backgrounds and platforms.
Asking for small donation support for their campaigns and help get a couple great midwives internal with our government legislature to make great changes for us all!