Dear Chapter and Support Group Leaders & TAA Members-
It is the time to request support from your Members of Congress for the continued funding at the enacted level of the CDC Tourette Syndrome Public Health Education and Research Program. This is in addition to any take action letters sent since it goes directly to the staff person who advises your Representative on which programs to support. Chapter/Support group leaders should send emails to all of the below on behalf of their state chapter/support group. Please also forward to your chapter/support group members and have everyone ask their family and friends to send emails!!!! The below list is of key Members of Congress for us to contact in your state.
Individual TAA members should email their Representative’s staff. If you do not know who your Representative is, please take a moment and go to www.house.govand enter your zip code in the top right corner to find your member. Once you have your Representative, please find their name below and cut and paste the listed/corresponding draft email text Word Document into the body of an email, add the name of the staff to the top of the email, personalize the email with your/your family’s story about Tourette Syndrome, attach the Dear Colleague letter document titled “Tourette Syndrome Funding – FY19” and send the email to the staff email provided. If they are not listed below, please go to https://www.tourette.org/public-policy/take-action/ to send a form letter.
For the following Members of Congress, cut and paste the text from the attached Word document “Draft Email Dear Colleague” into your email, personalize (your story, staff name and staff email in to:), and remember to attach the “Tourette Syndrome Funding – FY19” document to the email and send to the below staff:
Rep. Ted Poe R-2-TX – Tim Tarpley – email@example.com
Rep. Al Green D-9-TX – Matthew Rowland – firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep. Randy Weber R-14-TX- Tom Harvey – email@example.com
Rep. Jodey Arrington R-19-TX – Elissa McLerran – Elissa.firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep. Lamar Smith R-21-TX – Abby Gunderson-Schwarz – email@example.com
Rep. Pete Olson R-22-TX – Richard England – Richard.firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep. Pete Sessions R-32-TX – Ron Donado – email@example.com
Rep. Marc Veasey D-33-TX – Nicole Varner – Nicole.firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep. Lloyd Doggett D-35-TX – Afton Cissell – email@example.com
Rep. Brian Babin R-36-TX – Ben Couhig – firstname.lastname@example.org
For the following Appropriator Member of Congress, cut and paste the text from “Draft Email Appropriator...” into your email, personalize (your story, staff name and staff email in to:), and remember to attach the “Tourette Syndrome Funding – FY19” document to the email and send to the below staff:
Rep. Kay Granger R-12-TX – Suzi Plasencia – email@example.com
Rep. Henry Cuellar D-28-TX – Juan Sanchez – firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. We have received feedback from staff that these emails really make a difference and appreciate you taking the time to send them.
Vice President, Public Policy
Tourette Association of America
P.O. Box 75560
Washington, DC 20013
718.224.2999 ext 202