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April 15, 2019

Sign-On to Support Families Impacted by Postpartum Depression

Understanding the Need

Postpartum depression can strike any new mother. Research shows that approximately 15 percent of new mothers suffer from postpartum depression. In Pennsylvania, this means about 21,000 infants and moms are affected each year.

The American Academy of Pediatrics reports that when a mother suffers from postpartum depression, both mothers and babies experience negative effects, including:

  • adverse effects on the baby’s brain and development,
  • increased danger of child abuse and neglect, and
  • increased medical care costs.

Will you sign-on to support Pennsylvania’s mothers and infants?

What is #StrongMomStrongBaby?

#StrongMomStrongBaby is a statewide effort to amend the existing early intervention law (Act 212 of 1990) to add postpartum depression as an at-risk condition allowing infants to undergo assessments, parents to receive assistance in bonding with their babies, and if needed, Early Intervention services to ensure moms and babies have the best start together.

To learn more and stay up-to-date, follow the campaign’s Facebook page.

Take Action

Show your support for Pennsylvania’s mothers and infants by adding your name to the #StrongMomStrongBaby petition.

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June 28, 2018

OKOC Petition Sign-On

You can be part of making history for Allegheny County kids.

Join Trying Together and other early learning advocates at Kennywood Park from 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. on June 28 and 29 and sign the petition to get the, “Our kids. Our commitment. Allegheny County Children’s Fund Initiative” on the November 6, 2018 General Election ballot.

Learn more about #OurKidsOurCommitment at OurKidsOurCommitment.org.

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June 22, 2018

OKOC Petition Sign-On

You can be part of making history for Allegheny County kids.

Join Trying Together and other early learning advocates at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on June 22 and sign the petition to get the, “Our kids. Our commitment. Allegheny County Children’s Fund Initiative” on the November 6, 2018 General Election ballot.

Learn more about #OurKidsOurCommitment at OurKidsOurCommitment.org.

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June 21, 2018

OKOC Petition Sign-On

You can be part of making history for Allegheny County kids.

Join Trying Together and other early learning advocates at the Carnegie Science Center from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on June 21 and sign the petition to get the, “Our kids. Our commitment. Allegheny County Children’s Fund Initiative” on the November 6 General Election ballot.

Learn more about #OurKidsOurCommitment at OurKidsOurCommitment.org.

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June 19, 2018

OKOC Petition Sign-On

You can be part of making history for Allegheny County kids.

Join Trying Together and other early learning advocates at The Mall at Robinson from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. on June 19 and sign the petition to get the, “Our kids. Our commitment. Allegheny County Children’s Fund Initiative” on the November 6, 2018 General Election ballot.

Learn more about #OurKidsOurCommitment at OurKidsOurCommitment.org.

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OKOC Petition Sign-On

You can be part of making history for Allegheny County kids.

Join Trying Together and other early learning advocates at Human Services Center Corporation:

  • Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Tuesdays, 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

June 19 – August 7 and sign the petition to get the, “Our kids. Our commitment. Allegheny County Children’s Fund Initiative” on the November 6, 2018 General Election ballot.

Learn more about #OurKidsOurCommitment at OurKidsOurCommitment.org.

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June 18, 2018

Sign The Petition for Allegheny County Kids

The steering committee of, “Our Kids. Our Commitment.” believes that by giving Allegheny County kids every opportunity to succeed, the region will have a brighter future. Together, they will pursue legislation by using the voter referendum process to qualify a question for the November 6, 2018, General Election ballot.

Join Trying Together and other steering committee members to sign the petition on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh for the first sign-on event. More than 40,000 signatures need to be collected between June 19 and August 7, 2018. If the number of signatures is met, the question will go on the ballot, and if a majority vote, “Yes” on November 6, 2018, the measure will pass.

 Learn more at OurKidsOurCommitment.org.