Delaware State Advocacy

March of Dimes volunteers and staff work to influence both legislative and regulatory activities in each state by serving as powerful voices for the needs of pregnant women, infants, children and families. Our efforts span the full range of our annual Advocacy & Government Affairs priorities, including access to care, research and surveillance, and prevention and education. 

In Delaware, the March of Dimes secured 6 legislatives wins in 2017 by successfully advocating to secure two separate state funding streams in support of the NICU Family Support Program; passing a resolution to raise the awareness, prevention, and treatment of the instances of substance exposed infants; and working with other nonprofit community stakeholders to defeat legislation to remove itemized charitable deductions from the state personal income tax. 

The March of Dimes Delaware also successfully advocated to expand unpaid leave by six weeks for state employees with pregnancy complications, and protected reductions to infant mortality funding against potentially detrimental program budget cuts. 

Volunteer Opportunities

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Below are just a few examples of fact sheets and issue briefs used in successful state advocacy efforts. 

See also: State advocacy (overview)Federal advocacyAdvocacy and Government Affairs Issues and PrioritiesPolicies & positionsVictories & achievementsMarch of Dimes Data Book for Policy Makers and Peristats