Each year, Congress makes decisions on healthcare priorities, funding for research, and support for key programs. Members of Congress routinely make decisions that impact research, treatment, and access to care, and they do so with input from the people they represent. In fact, congressional offices welcome input from constituents who can provide real-world perspective when they are working on legislative and policy issues. The only way to ensure the community’s point of view is represented as Congress works on relevant items is to personally connect with you Senators and House Representatives and ask them for support.

You will not be reaching out alone, you will work with other advocates across the country to ensure there is a critical mass of support in Congress. We appreciate volunteer advocacy and each advocate is allowed to decide their own level of involvement (there is no commitment). We also understand your time is valuable so we make sure your outreach is a straightforward and simple as possible.

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Check out the Foundation’s 2016 Legislative Agenda for additional information. (Click Here)

Advocates have the opportunity to:

  • Receive updates on relevant issues impacting research and healthcare
  • Participate in advocacy training webinars and conference calls
  • Write letters to their Members of Congress
  • Visit local congressional offices with other advocates
  • Visit legislators on Capitol Hill
  • Establish relationships with key congressional staff