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.
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.
Who can submit a request for a proclamation?
Instructions for Submitting
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.
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.
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.