February 7th, 2020 the UIRC participated in the 12th annual Non-Profit Day at the Capital, here is Salt Lake City. It was a day dedicated for non-profits to educate and advocate for their respective organizations. Our team talked to Utah legislators about the impact of infertility on their constituents, upcoming legislative bills that will impact the infertility community and the importance of medical coverage!
There were 75 different non-profits that attended the event at the capital. All had the opportunity to spend the day in the rotunda meeting with State Representatives, discussing policies and what our mission and goals are. We also had the chance to meet and network with other non-profits.
It was a wonderful opportunity to meet and network with our elected officials here in Utah. It was very rewarding to have the opportunity to educate them about what we do here at UIRC. So many said, "I need to send my (daughter, cousin, son, niece, etc.) to you. They have tried for ten years!"
We learned that with effective personal communication, we can properly educate our legislators on why so many Utahan’s need help. They then can vote to make a difference and make a change in the infertility world.