BONUS 232: Becoming an Advocate

November 8, 2019

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Today’s bonus episode guest is Davina Fankhauser, co-founder of Fertility Within Reach.

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Davina and Heather discuss everything you need to know about becoming an advocate at the state and federal levels:

INTRODUCTION

  • For those who haven’t listened to your previous episodes, tell us about your professional background.
  • Again, if you could take us through the journey to build your family.
  • Remind listeners why you founded Fertility Within Reach and what the organization does.

BECOMING AN ADVOCATE

  • What misconceptions might infertility warriors and survivors have about becoming an advocate, and what are the facts?
  • Why is advocating for infertility insurance and other warriors important today?
  • In terms of infertility insurance and other benefits/rights, how far have we come in recent years and what is still left to tackle? What are the legislative priorities moving forward?
  • Overall, do you have any do’s and don’ts and/or tips and tricks for being a successful advocate? Please explain.
  • What do’s and don’ts and/or tips and tricks do you have for advocating in writing with legislators about infertility insurance and other legislative priorities?
  • What do’s and don’ts and/or tips and tricks do you have for advocating in person with legislators about infertility insurance and other legislative priorities?
  • What do’s and don’ts and/or tips and tricks do you have for advocating in front of state or federal Congress about infertility insurance and other legislative priorities?
  • How can listeners learn about where their advocacy help is needed? Where should they start?
  • Is there anything else you’d like to add?

WRAPPING UP

  • What words of hope would you offer to infertility warriors about becoming advocates for legislative priorities that are important to our overall community?

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