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Contact Your Members of Congress about Parkinson's Priorities

Summer is a great time to advocate for the Parkinson's disease (PD) cause among your Senators and Representatives.  Check out the message below from the Parkinson's Action Network (PAN) - the voice of the Parkinson's community in Washington, DC - for tips on meeting with your Member(s) of Congress.


During the month of August, your Senators and Representatives will be back at home working and meeting with constituents like you.  The August recess gives you the perfect opportunity to advocate for the Parkinson's community by meeting with your Members of Congress, either individually or at a town hall meeting.

When meeting with your elected officials individually, make sure to tell your personal story, talk about Parkinson's disease, and how it affects you and your family.  If attending a town hall meeting, ask your member about what they are doing to help the Parkinson's community.  During the meeting or town hall, ask your Member of Congress to:

  • Co-sponsor the National MS and Parkinson's Disease Registries Act (H.R. 1362/S. 1273).
  • Fund the Department of Defense Neurotoxin Exposure Treatment Parkinson's Research (NETPR) program in the Fiscal Year 2011 Defense Appropriations bill.
  • For more detailed information about how to request a meeting with your Members of Congress or find a town hall meeting near you, as well as more information regarding the National MS and Parkinson's Disease Registries Act and NETPR program, please visit the PAN Web site.

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Source Date: Jul 26 2010