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Brooke Shields to Celebrate Passage of The Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act with New Jersey Advocates in Acknowledgement of Mother's Day

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Actress Brooke Shields, who joined the Menendez/Rush group of advocates when The MOTHERS Act was introduced at a Capitol Hill Briefing three years ago, will now celebrate with N.J. advocates who also fought for its passage during a special press conference Monday, May 10th, in Ridgewood, N.J.

Shields, through her book, Down Came the Rain, public acknowledgments of her struggle with postpartum depression, and consistent support of groups and organizations devoted to the eradication of these illnesses, has lent her considerable celebrity to walk alongside the 10 - 20 percent of America's mothers who may experience this unexpected maternal anguish. Her passionate statements in support of this legislation encouraged thousands of women to rally in support of its passage.

The office of Senator Menendez extended this celebratory invitation to Ms. Shields. We are thrilled that she is able to join us for this continuing historic celebration!

Here is a wonderful video of part of the celebration:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oosq2oQuzA

Here is the media advisory just released:

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

A MOTHER’S DAY CELEBRATION FOR NEW MOTHERS AND THEIR FAMILIES

SEN. MENENDEZ, BROOKE SHIELDS,MARY JO CODEY: ADVOCATES IN THE FIGHT AGAINST POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION CELEBRATE MAJOR VICTORY

Support services for Postpartum Depression are law! MOTHERS Act is part of Health Insurance Reform – the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Ridgewood, New Jersey - U. S. Senator Robert Menendez and renowned advocates, actress Brooke Shields and former New Jersey First Lady Mary Jo Codey will stand with dozens of mothers and postpartum depression advocates to celebrate a major victory for women and their families that have been affected by postpartum depression.

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The Jennifer Mudd Houghtaling Postpartum Depression Foundation is overjoyed that the MOTHERS Act has finally passed! We give a well-deserved standing ovation to Carol Blocker, Rep. Bobby Rush, Sen. Robert Menendez, Mary Jo Codey, Susan Dowd Stone and Sylvia Lasalandra for their hard work in enacting this important bill.

Thank you!

Joan Mudd

President, Jennifer Mudd Houghtaling Postpartum Depression Foundation

May 7, 2010 - 1:04pm
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