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PPD Legislation Passage Benefitted From Top Bloggers and Social Networking Sites

By Susan Dowd Stone Expert HERWriter
 
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In the previous article we congratulated and noted the committed advocates who kept our initiative – the passage of The Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act - at the forefront of their national platform.

But there is no doubt that the momentum created and sustained by so many dedicated bloggers and participants in social networking was also a major force in getting the legislation passed!

You know who you are out there… you were sought after by many in the mainstream media and legislators because they knew your voices were heard! You CAN raise or lower the pulse of American women by your writings and advocacy encouragement!

The powerful communities utilized passionate, virtual microphones with consistent communications to women, healthcare professionals and organizations. Through social networking and blogging, unprecedented informational access was given to constituents all across America from the consumer and clinical worlds.

Many blogs and social networking sites offered links to key articles and emerging research, providing consumers with relevant information so they could make informed choices about support of the legislation.

Women have always been natural networkers but, the internet has provided an expedient lightening forum for these talented women to further educate and enlighten their readers. They've made a huge difference with the publication of each blog and the supportive clicks of the mouse they generate.

Bloggers and social networkers provided a galvanizing forum for the mother’s story of postpartum depression - without which passions and hearts remain untouched.

As the new stars of the internet phenomena, your passion and talent is sought after by traditional media outlets who bow to the size and scope of your audiences. Thousands of people follow you on Twitter and Facebook. Thousands of people bookmark favorite blogs, which become daily news outlets and sometimes replace traditional print media as preferred news sources.

No one can afford to ignore the power of the virtual soapbox anymore, especially when it comes to women’s issues!

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