URGENT - Funding for TSA
Posted by tsaillinoisorg on Mar 19, 2015 in News | 0 comments
TAKE ACTION: DEADLINE TO SIGN CONGRESSIONAL LETTER ON RENEWING FUNDING FOR THE TOURETTE SYNDROME PUBLIC HEALTH EDUCATION AND RESEARCH PROGRAM DEADLINE-MARCH 25TH
Help ensure renewed funding of Tourette Syndrome at the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The deadline is March 25th and you can help – Click here to take action now. Click here to view a copy of the Congressional Letter.
Contacting your Members of Congress will only take 1 minute but will result in $2 million dollars going to the CDC for a Public Health Education and Research Program on Tourette Syndrome.
Between now and Wednesday, March 25th Call and Write to your US House Representatives and US Senators to voice your support. Enlist the help of your friends and family. Ask them to reach out to their elected officials and urge Congress Members to sign onto the Congressional “Dear Colleague Letter;” to renew funding of Tourette at the CDC.
WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT
The purpose of the CDC Public Health, Education and Research Program is to advance scientific knowledge about the prevalence, risk-factors and treatment of Tourette as well as to educate physicians, health care professionals, and school personnel, as well as those who have Tourette, and the general public about Tourette Syndrome.
Back in 2000, Congress passed the Children's Health Act (P.L. 106-310), in which Title 23 authorized a Public Health Education and Research Program on Tourette Syndrome.
Annually the national Tourette Syndrome Association (TSA) must request $2 million dollars within the federal appropriations process for the continuation of The Tourette Syndrome Public Health, Education, and Research Program at the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) at the CDC.
Senator Charles Schumer and Representative Leonard Lance are circulating a Congressional Letter to their Colleagues; asking Members of Congress to sign their letter in support of continued funding of Tourette Syndrome at the CDC. Offices must sign on by March 25th to get funding in the Fiscal Year 2016 Labor, Health, and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies (LHHS) Appropriations Bill.
It is through the voices and stories of our members that we are able to inspire leaders and policy makers such as Senator Charles Schumer, Congressman Leonard Lance, and other Congressional leaders to do what they do; “Represent the Countless Americans living with TS.”
Call and write your Members of Congress as soon as possible to urge them to sign onto the funding letter on Tourette Syndrome. Thank you in advance for your efforts. Let us know when you take action. Contact, Elridge Proctor, TSA's Vice President at 202-408-7009 or [email protected].