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MD-CARE Act: Is your member in a target state or district?

UPDATED 2/11/14

As we move into the start of 2014 and the February Advocacy Conference we are hopeful to gain momentum to move MD-CARE Act to committee action this year. With 78 cosponsors in the House and 17 in the Senate, we need your help to up our numbers in both chambers. Target states in both the Senate and the House are listed below. 

What if your members are not listed below as a target? We still need them to cosponsor! The more members we have cosponsoring the legislation the more likely the committee will act. We still need you to call your representatives if they are not listed below.

IN THE SENATE

If you are from Alaska, Connecticut, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Washington, South Carolina, Wisconsin, Wyoming, or Utah – We need your Senator on board. 

Please call your Senator today. Go to ParentProjectMD.org/FindRep to find their phone number and read our Senate call script

Other things to consider

  1. Ask your friends on Facebook to help as well. Provide them with the phone number and a link to the Senate call script. The more calls we get the better the chance we will have their support. 
  2. Send a tweet your Senator's way! Here is some suggested language:

    Please help extend the lives of people living with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy by cosponsoring S. 315 #MDCAREAct

    (Find your Senator on Twitter: http://govsm.com/w/Senate)

  3. Send an email to your members reminding them about the bill. 
  4. Post a message on your Senator's Facebook page:

    Please help extend the lives of those living with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy by cosponsoring S. 315 #MDCAREAct

    Feel free to add a picture or more information about your family!
    (Find your Senator on Facebook: http://govsm.com/w/Senate)

IN THE HOUSE

We have a similar strategy happening in the House. Below are targets for the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

If your member is not yet a cosponsor, go to ParentProjectMD.org/FindRep to find your Rep’s phone number and read our House call script

Other things to consider

  1. Ask your friends on Facebook to help as well. Provide them with the phone number and a link to the House call script. The more calls we get the better the chance we will have their support. 
  2. Send a tweet your Representative's way! Here is some suggested language for House tweets:

    Please help extend the lives of those living with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy by cosponsoring H.R 594 #MDCAREAct

    (Find your representative on Tiwtter: http://govsm.com/w/House)
  3. Send an email to your members reminding them about the bill 
  4. Post a message on your Representative's Facebook page:

    Please help extend the lives of those living with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy by cosponsoring H.R 594 #MDCAREAct

    Feel free to add a picture or more information about your family!
    (Find your representative on Facebook: http://govsm.com/w/House)

Remember: Regardless of whether or not your Senators and House Rep are on these committees, please keep up the pressure on getting as many cosponsors as possible!

See what members have signed up to date as cosponsors

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