Sunday, June 12, 2016
But You Were Just Here
May 10, 2016, was ALS Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill. Hundreds of us asked for legislation, including faster paths for investigational drugs to reach people dying from ALS. May 10. Just five weeks ago.
"But you were just here. These things take time."
"Nothing can be accomplished before the election."
"Legislation can take years."
"You don't understand the system."
"Recesses are coming up. Not much will happen."
Sorry. We're not accepting any bureaucratic excuses. We can do this. We must. Here's why.
On Thursday, June 16, 2016, hundreds of us are showing up on Capitol Hill again. So soon? Yes. You see, there were 600 Americans alive with ALS who saw what happened on May 10 who have since died. 600 families who heard about all the hoopla on May 10 have since buried their loved ones. 600 American lives in just a few weeks. 600 lives. So many. So soon. So fast.
We need for legislators to do their jobs. Now. ALS moves quickly. We need to step it up a notch to address the needs of every American family dealing with ALS. Now. We can. We must.
Please speak up. Please contact legislators and let them know that these 600 lives matter as do the next 600. This fast, continuous carnage is outrageous. The FDA processes that work well to keep us healthy people safe literally protect dying people to death. There are three pieces of legislation for your consideration and action at www.myrighttotrynow.com .
600 lives in just the few days since May 10. 600 funerals. 600 families grieving a mother, father, son, daughter, loved one. Just since May 10. #600lives
It's urgent. We will not accept any bureaucratic excuses. Period.
Posted by ALSadvocacy at 6:49 AM