Take Action to Protect Medical Research
Published on: November 15, 2013
The House and Senate Appropriations Committees will soon begin the process of determining fiscal year (FY) 2015 funding levels for all federal programs, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Last year Congress provided a modest increase for NIH, an important first step that restores some of the funds lost due to sequestration. However, research needs predictable, sustained funding in order to maintain the strength of our scientific enterprise.
Your Senators and Representative need to continue to hear from YOU about the impact that unpredictable funding and potential funding cuts will have on your research and the patients you treat and the need for them to recognize the value of biomedical research by investing in the NIH.
Simply click "Take Action" below, enter your contact information on the next page, and click "Go!" If you prefer, call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121, ask to be connected to the offices of your Senators and Representative, and leave a message based on the draft letter on the following page. This will not take much time, but will have a huge impact.
If you have any questions, please contact ASH Research Advocacy Manager Tracy Roades at firstname.lastname@example.org.
* Please note that ASH has transitioned to a new e-Advocacy platform. If you currently have an ASH account, your e-Advocacy login will be your e-mail address and your password will be the word "grassroots" - upon your first login you will be requested to change your password. If you do not have an ASH account you can create an e-Advocacy account after you click "Take Action" above. IF you encounter any issues, please contact ASH Policy and Practice Coordinator Patrick C. Irelan at email@example.com.
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