From the American Parkinson Disease Association, Northwest Chapter (APDA NW), Tuesday, September 20:
This Thursday, September 22, the Parkinson’s community will come together for a National Day of Action to educate Congress about The National Plan to End Parkinson’s Act and encourage senators and representatives to sign their respective chamber’s bill as co-sponsor.
On September 15, 2022, Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) introduced the Senate companion bill for the National Plan to End Parkinson’s Act (H.R. 8585/S.4581). Read more about the Plan.
This is a critical moment for the Parkinson’s Community, as this Act acknowledges the need for our government to increase its efforts to conquer PD!
In order to improve the chances of this bill getting passed by the House, the general public needs to encourage their local representatives to co-sponsor this bill.
On September 22nd, you can help by calling your members of Congress to ask them to support bill number H.R. 8585 by becoming a co-sponsor:
- You can call Congress directly from your phone by looking up your senators’ and representatives’ office numbers online, or by calling the Senate operator at 202-224-3121 or the House operator at 202-225-3121 and ask to be connected to the offices of your elected officials.
- If you leave a voicemail, you should leave a message with your name, city/town, phone number, email address, and a request for the member of Congress to support The National Plan to End Parkinson’s Act. You may also share a brief snippet of your personal story when leaving a voicemail, as well as thank them for their time listening to your message.
If making phone calls is not for you, The Michael J. Fox Foundation will help you email you your representative to encourage their support of this bill. Just provide your contact information on this form and you will receive email with instructions and updates about the bill’s progress: