Monday, July 9, 2007

Last Opportunity to Influence the Federal Appropriation for MS Research

The federal appropriation to help fund multiple sclerosis (MS) research is in the homestretch. MS activists have been pushing this for months. You signed the petition, you visited your legislators on Capitol Hill and in their district office, and last week you sent e-mails.

An MS Action Alert went out today regarding this issue. In a final attempt to help persuade members to support MS research funding, we asked MS activists whose representatives are on the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee to call and encourage their support. Those key legislators could help advance the appropriation at the right time. Click here to see if your representative is on the committee.

This could be the last opportunity to influence this issue. This week, the Subcommittee is expected to debate the $15 million federal appropriation for MS research through the Office of Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP), administered by the Department of Defense. This new source of funding could help move us closer to a world free of MS. We will continue to keep you updated as this issue progresses.

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