In just 3 days, Congress adjourns for its August recess....with the foundation authorizing $260 million a year in federal funding for autism in jeopardy!
Before they leave town, urge your Senators to complete action on legislation, Autism CARES, which would protect our nation's response to autism and send the bill to President Obama!
Autism CARES would authorize continued federal funding for autism research, medical training and monitoring. years. The bill has been voted out of the House and just needs a final floor vote in the Senate!
Urge your state's 2 U.S. Senators to vote for Autism CARES! In order for the bill to pass the Senate, all 100 Senators must be in agreement.
Here is How YOU Can Help:
1) CALL YOUR SENATORS NOW! Go here to our Autism Champions site where you will be connected directly to your Senators' offices! Just ask them to support Autism CARES!
2) SPREAD THE WORD! Urge your friends and family to help get the job done. After you take action, post something like this on your own Facebook page: "I just asked my U.S. Senators to protect America's investment in autism research by voting for the Autism CARES Act. You can too, by taking action here:http://bit.ly/SensCall.Write 'done" so that we know you did it and share!"
3) READ THIS BLOG! If you haven’t used our Autism Speaks Champions tool to connect with your legislators yet, read this quick blog & watch the videos as these two parents used the website for the first time! It really is just this easy. Take the #ASBTBchallenge and ask your friends to do the same, then share your story on Facebook or Twitter using this hashtag!
Congress leaves Washington in just a few days for its August recess, so take action NOW! It's fast and it's easy!
Shelley Hendrix National Director, Grassroots Development Autism Speaks