Thursday, March 08, 2012

Help Save the ALS Research Program

Two days ago, we asked you to contact Congress to help continue funding for the National ALS Registry. Thank you to everyone who sent emails to Congress! Today, we are asking for your assistance to help save the ALS Research Program at the Department of Defense. The program is designed to find a treatment for ALS as soon as possible, but unless your Representatives hear from you, Congress may eliminate this vital research program.
U.S. Representatives Elton Gallegly (R-CA) and Chellie Pingree (D-ME) are circulating a letter requesting the House Appropriations Committee provide $10 million in funding for the ALSRP next year. We urge you to contact your Representatives today to request that they sign onto this critical letter and help us find a treatment for ALS.
The text of the Gallegly-Pingree "Dear Colleague" letter is available by clicking here.
Representatives Gallegly and Pingree have set a deadline of March 15, 2012 for signing onto the letter. So please contact your Representative TODAY and urge Congress to continue funding for the ALSRP -- tell them that they need to stop ALS, not the funding that is so urgently needed to find a treatment.
A sample letter you can email to your Representative is available in the Advocacy Action Center of our website here:
Congress needs to understand how critically important the ALSRP is to the search for a treatment. They need to know how important this program is to their constituents, the people with ALS they were elected to represent. Contact Congress TODAY!
If you have any questions or would like assistance reaching out to your Representative, please contact us at or toll-free at 1-877-444-ALSA.