Saturday, July 19, 2008

Arthritis advocacy

The following posting is on the website under advocacy. The Arthritis Act is currently still awaiting action by congress! Go onto the site and send a letter! Contact your state senators to make sure that they are supporting this act. Time is running out. This bill is critical for the health of our kids and the future kids who will suffer this devastating disease.

Contact Congress Now

Congress has only 21 Congressional working days left to pass the Arthritis Act before they adjourn for the year. It is absolutely critical that you let the House Energy and Commerce Committee know that action on the Arthritis Prevention, Control, and Cure Act (H.R. 1283) must happen now!

We need YOU to contact Chairman Dingell (D-MI) and Ranking Member Barton (R-TX) NOW and request the Arthritis Act be marked up before July 31 when Congress leaves Washington DC. Despite the overwhelming support of 237 bi-partisan House Members of Congress, if the Act doesn't move now, it most likely will die in Committee