wednesday 3/29/2017 CALL TO ACTIVISM FOR DEMOCRACY!
Trumps plan to defund the nih could set us back in the fight against Alzheimer's disease.
the purpose of the nih is to increase our lifespans. tell congress, hands off!
On Tuesday, the Trump Administration expressed it's desire to cut funding to the National Institutes of Health by 1.2 billion dollars.
Under the umbrella of the NIH is the National Institute on Aging. "Research on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (AD/ADRD) is an important component of the NIA’s mission. In recent years, Congress has provided a significant amount of additional funding beyond our typical appropriation for us to accelerate research on the basic biology, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and care related to this devastating group of diseases."
(See more here).
We need to let Congress know we oppose cuts to the NIH! If you know someone who is suffering from Alzheimers, please let your representative know it is a disease that requires our country's focus!
HOW TO USE YOUR VOICE:
1) Call the Capitol switchboard: 202-224-3121.
2) To Reach Your Representative, Press 2.
Hello, my name is (YOUR NAME) and I am calling on my representative to REJECT any attempts to cut funding to the NIH. The Trump Administration has indicated it will recommend a cut of 1.2 billion dollars, or 20% of the NIH's budget.
Thanks in large part to NIH-funded medical research, Americans today are living longer and healthier. Life expectancy in the United States has jumped from 47 years in 1900 to 78 years as reported in 2009, and disability in people over age 65 has dropped dramatically in the past 3 decades. In recent years, nationwide rates of new diagnoses and deaths from all cancers combined have fallen significantly.
The NIA, under the umbrella of the NIH is fighting for a cure to Alzheimers. Please do not set our country back on medical research when our future relies on it.
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