Advocacy

Star Legacy Foundation is proud to advocate for policies that support families who have experienced perinatal loss and will help us learn more about preventing these deaths. When action is needed, we will post the information below. If you are interested in advocacy for your state, please let us know how we can help you.

Current Efforts:

  • United States:
    • Farley-Kluger Act: Would expand FMLA benefits to families grieving the death of a child of any age up to 18 years (including stillbirth).
  • New York
    • Stillbirth Tax Credit – would provide a one-time dependent child tax credit for families experiencing a stillbirth
  • New Jersey
    • Stillbirth Tax Credit – would provide a one-time dependent child tax credit for families experiencing a stillbirth
  • North Dakota
    • Stillbirth Tax Credit – HB1239 would provide a one-time dependent child tax credit for families experiencing a stillbirth
      • Action Item: North Dakota residents are asked to contact your legislators in support of this bill.
  • Wisconsin
    • Stillbirth Tax Credit – would provide a one-time dependent child tax credit for families experiencing a stillbirth

Recent Efforts:

  • Minnesota
    • 2016 – Minnesota became the 5th state in the country to approve a one-time dependent child tax credit for families experiencing stillbirth
    • 2015 – Minnesota legislature recommended the development of a Stillbirth Working Group to report to the Minnesota Maternal Child Health Task Force
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