Courage at Congress Campaign: FARE Needs YOUR Help

FARE's Courage at Congress Campaign

FARE needs your help to hold or schedule 100 meetings with Members of Congress to encourage them to become FASTER Act co-sponsors!

Members of Congress respond to their constituents. Emails, calls, and social posts help, but legislators are overwhelmed by the large volume of these communications.

Very few constituents are willing to make their ask face-to-face. That’s what makes meetings the most effective way to reach legislators. And that’s why we’ve launched this campaign.

Our GOAL:
Schedule or hold at least 100 meetings with Members of Congress by Feb. 2020

Our ASK:
Co-sponsor the FASTER Act

Congress will be on recess frequently through January. We will be scheduling our meetings while legislators are back at home.

The FASTER Act is the first step to being able to expand research for new therapies and, eventually, find a cure for food allergies. (Click here to learn more on FARE’s website.) The first step in passing this bill is to get as many Members of Congress as we can to co-sponsor it.

The FASTER Act would provide funding for the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to collect data on food allergy prevalence, add sesame to the list of covered allergens in the Food Allergy Labeling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA) while also creating flexibility for emerging allergens, direct the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the economic costs of living with food allergies, and add food allergies to the FDA’s priorities for collecting patient experience data to support drug development.

FARE will provide everything you need to coordinate and prepare for your meeting. We will make the process as easy as possible!

Are you interested in helping pass this critical legislation by coordinating a meeting with your legislators? Click here to sign up or e-mail advocacy@foodallergy.org for more information.

Source: COURAGE AT CONGRESS CAMPAIGN SIGN-UP — Food Allergy Research and Education
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