Greetings! Today we sent questionnaires to all supporters who selected perks so we can gather information about your preferences and, if applicable, your mailing address.
Those of you who donated $45 or more will be able to select a specific member of Congress to receive “Our Bodies, Ourselves,” and, if you’d like, add your name to the letter that will be delivered along with the book (view the letter here: http://bit.ly/13AyrhB).
Some of you did not select a perk when you backed this campaign, but that might have been in error, so your email explains how to select a gift that matches your funding level. We want you to know how much we appreciate you!
Please let us know if you do not receive an email from OBOS today. Thanks again for all your support!
P.S. We’re in the process of scheduling a delivery kick-off date in D.C. You’ll be the first to know once plans are in place!
From all of us at Our Bodies Ourselves, THANK YOU!
Due to your support, we raised $11,660 — short of our total, but a huge boost for efforts to deliver accurate information on women’s reproductive health to every member of Congress.
Nearly 200 people backed this campaign, and many, many more sent well wishes and helped us to get the word out. We’re grateful to everyone.
After Jan. 1, as soon as we’re all back at work, we’ll send you a survey to gather information needed to fulfill the perks. And if you donated $45 or more, you’ll be able select a representative or senator to receive “Our Bodies, Ourselves” and add your name to a letter delivered to that member.
Speaking of book deliveries, we’re aiming to bring “Our Bodies, Ourselves” to Capitol Hill early in the new year. We’ll keep you posted!
With much gratitude, and all our best wishes for the New Year—
Founder & Executive Director
p.s. We’re sending the update via OBOS’s email, too, to make sure we reach everyone. Apologies for duplicates!
We are 36 hours away from the end of Educate Congress. We’re making a big push with our new campaign video and could use your help!
You already stood up for accurate, evidence-based health information. Will you encourage your friends and family to do the same?
Share the video and why you chose to back this campaign. Thank you again for all you’ve done to support women’s health!
A quick thanks to let everyone know that due to your support and enthusiasm, we’re on the front page of Indiegogo today! Three cheers for YOU!
Every donation, every comment, every tweet and Facebook post makes a difference. Thank you for being with us every step of the way. Onward to Washington, D.C.!
We passed the $5,000 mark!
Thanks to the generosity of more than 100 backers, we reached more than 20 percent of our goal to raise $25,000 to send copies of “Our Bodies, Ourselves” to every member of Congress.
WE DID THIS IN THE FIRST 10 DAYS, and there are still 48 days to go! You all are awesome!
What else has happened since the launch? We held a press event at the National Press Club to announce the campaign, joined by a number of amazing women’s health experts:
- Marion McCartney, CNM, a pioneer nurse-midwife who founded the first freestanding birth center in the D.C. area.
- Cindy Pearson, executive director of the National Women’s Health Network
- Vivian Pinn, former director (retired) of the Office of Research on Women’s Health
- Erin Thornton, executive director of Every Mother Counts (appearing on behalf of EMC founder Christy Turlington Burns, who couldn’t make it at the last minute but who tweeted and shared her support!)
- Diana Zuckerman, president of the National Research Center for Women & Families
The event led to numerous media stories and blog posts on our efforts to educate Congress. We’re tracking coverage here:
Have you tweeted or shared the campaign on Facebook? We’d love your help in keeping the momentum going. If you need any additional information, just let us know! And thanks for all you have done to help educate Congress on women’s health!
Photo, from L-R: Marion McCartney, CNM; Cindy Pearson, executive director, National Women’s Health Network; Diana Zuckerman, president, National Research Center for Women & Families; Judy Norsigian, founder and executive director, Our Bodies Ourselves; Erin Thornton, executive director, Every Mother Counts; Vivian Pinn, former director (retired), Office of Research on Women’s Health, NIH; and Debra Silimeo, National Press Club / Photo: Angela Edwards
National Press Club, Oct. 22: Announcing launch of Educate Congress campaign