In 2006, The Combating Autism Act authorizing nearly $1 Billion was passed into law. Funding allocated and other provisions within that law will come to an end unless the bill is reauthorized before September 30th. Our community has $693 Million of dedicated autism research funding over the next three years at stake. We cannot lose the momentum we have gained since 2006.
If you are represented by one of the 22 U.S. Senators who serves on the HELP committee (see list of Senators here,) we need your help to make sure they attend Wednesday’s meeting.
Again, the committee must act on the bill in order to get it before the full Senate, important steps to getting it cleared by the House and sent to the President’s desk for his signature into law by September 30. Until the committee approves the bill, the full Senate will be unable to act.
Public welcome! Urge your senator to attend by clicking YES on this invite! Please know that if you live in one of the following states: AK, AZ, CO, CT, GA, IA, IL, KS, MD, MN, NC, NM, OR, PA, RI, TN, UT, VT, WA, OR WY – the rest of the autism community across the United States is counting on you. One, or in the case of North Carolina – both, of your Senators is on the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee.
YOU CAN TAKE ACTION HERE TO BE SURE THEY WILL ATTEND AND SUPPORT THE BILL!
RSVP to our Facebook event HERE.