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Maternal, child health a priority

The annual day of children honoring their mothers has passed and, sadly, many mothers could not celebrate. Thousands of women die every day from preventable diseases and complications from pregnancies across the world.

Thousands of children are also dying daily. Why is this not headline news? People who care about women and children, I urge you to find your voices and let Congress know maternal and child health matters. Maternal and child health is a priority.

Forthcoming legislation in Washington, D.C., will help put us on a track to end senseless deaths of young children and women once and for all.

When the bill is introduced, I hope Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers co-sponsors it; making bright futures for every mom and baby a top priority, just as we seek to do here in our own community.

Amy Robinson


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