July 13 Day of Action: Last Chance for Zika Funding
July 13, 2016
By Christi Jensen
Categories: NORD News
Time is running out – today may be our last chance before September for anything to happen on the critical Zika package. This Friday, Senators will depart D.C. for their 7-week summer recess. This is problematic because July and August in the U.S. are the worst months for mosquito and potential Zika activity.
Today, July 13, is a national day of action. Join NORD, the March of Dimes, and other patient advocacy organizations in the Zika Coalition and ask your Senators to act on a bipartisan Zika package. We need them to send an emergency spending bill to the President by the end of this week to combat the terrible threat this virus poses to pregnant women and their babies. Email or call your Senators urging them to act. Here are the existing alerts from the March of Dimes and American Public Health Association.
We can try to prevent additional, unnecessary rare disease cases from happening by funding Zika preventions. On behalf of pregnant women, their infants, and their families, thank you for taking action!
Read our latest Zika Coalition coalition policy letter to Speaker Ryan, Minority Leader Pelosi, Majority Leader McConnell, and Minority Leader Reid, and visit our Facebookand Twitter pages for more information.
Learn more about the Zika virus on the CDC website, www.cdc.gov/zika.
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