Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Last Chance to Urge your Senators to Sign on to Support MS Research

More than 25,000 veterans who receive care at the Veterans Administration have been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. A new avenue of MS research funding through the Department of Defense would benefit our veterans and people nationwide who live with MS. This is the last opportunity to ask your Senators to sign on in support.

Call the Capitol switchboard today at 1-800-828-0498 and ask to be connected to your Senator's office. Urge your Senators to support MS and sign on to the Senate Dear Colleague letter being circulated by Senators Sherrod Brown (OH) and Jim Bunning (KY). The deadline is April 9.

Click here for more information and talking points.

The Senate Dear Colleague letter, sponsored by Senators Brown and Bunning, requests a $15 million appropriation under the FY 2009 defense appropriations bill for MS research funding in the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) at DoD. Twenty Senators already have signed on. Has your Senator? Call 1-800-828-0498 today and ask to be connected to your Senator's office.

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