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Proclamation template

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?

Sample State/County/City National Infertility Awareness Week Proclamation  

National Infertility Awareness Week in City/County/State April 21 -27, 2024


WHEREAS, According to the CDC, 1 in 7 women have trouble getting pregnant or sustaining a pregnancy; and

WHEREAS, The World Health Organization and American Medical Association define infertility as a disease; and

WHEREAS, Infertility affects women and men equally and does not discriminate based on race, religion, sexual orientation, marital status or socioeconomic level; and

WHEREAS, the LGBTQ community also faces challenges when building their families; and

WHEREAS, Some people become infertile due to a medical treatment for another condition, most often chemotherapy or radiation for cancer; and

WHEREAS, Family building options include adoption and medical treatment, such as in vitro fertilization and third-party reproduction; and

WHEREAS, Cost and lack of insurance coverage are barriers for many in our [STATE or CITY] to access the family building option they need; and

WHEREAS, Raising awareness of infertility and the barriers faced by the family building community is the first step to removing these barriers; and

WHEREAS, [STATE or CITY] joins RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association, [other organizations], and dedicated volunteers, health care professionals, and members of the infertility and family building community by participating in this promotion;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, [GOVERNOR or MAYOR or ISSUER], [TITLE], do hereby proclaim April 21-27, 2024 National Infertility Awareness Week in [STATE or CITY].

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