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Proclamation project

A proclamation is a public or official announcement issued by a Governor, Mayor, and/or City Council member to commemorate a specific time period (day, week, or month) for the purpose of raising awareness about local efforts. (Example: National Infertility Awareness Week designated in April).

What is a proclamation?

Why are proclamations important?

Proclamations help increase public awareness about a specific issue. Having an elected official, like a mayor or town supervisor, who is in a leadership position show support for the proclamation helps validate one of the goals of National Infertility Awareness Week—changing the conversation around infertility and family building.

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Proclamations can only be submitted and requested by individuals living in the requested state and/or city to

their governor, mayor, or city council. Organizations are not allowed to submit one on behalf of a cause and out of state residents requesting will also be denied. 

We would like to have a proclamation in as many towns and cities as we can leading up to National Infertility Awareness Week, April 23-29, 2023, to create a movement

of educational awareness.

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Who can submit a request for a proclamation?

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Instructions for Submitting
a Proclamation:

  1. Google your Governor, Mayor, and/or City Council to find contact information and to learn how to submit a proclamation. Often if you google “City of X proclamation instructions” it will bring you to a short link to fill out or provide you with an email address to send more information.

  2. Please be aware of the deadline for requesting a proclamation. Some cities require 4-6 weeks ahead of National Infertility Awareness Week. Please request your proclamation to be issued between April 23rd- 29th, 2023.

  3. Once you research how to submit the proclamation either by filling out an online link or emailing your Governor, Mayor, and/or City Council, please remember to do the following:

  • Copy and paste the State Proclamation template found here onto the request form or email. Remember to insert your city into the document.

  • If the online link or instructions asks for a requesting organization, please insert, “RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association.”

  • If the form asks for a proclamation title, write
    “National Infertility Awareness Week.”

If/When your proclamation is approved, please let us know by tagging RESOLVE @resolveorg on social media via Twitter or Instagram. We will re-share or re-tweet.

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