https://www.lymedisease.org/targeting-senators-lyme-bill/

Click here for text of S 1503.  https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/senate-bill/1503/text?q={%22search%22%3A[%22The+Lyme+and+Tick-Borne+Disease+Prevention%2C+Education%2C+Research+Act+2015%22]}

Right now, we need people from the following 19 states to send a message. These states have a senator on the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee who has not yet signed on as a co-sponsor to the bill: Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming, and Vermont.

The HELP Committee already has three members who have signed on to co-sponsor the bill: Susan Collins (ME), Sheldon Whitehouse(RI), Robert Casey Jr(PA).

Here are the committee members who have not yet signed on:

REPUBLICANS

Lamar Alexander (TN)
Michael B. Enzi (WY)
Richard Burr (NC)
Johnny Isakson (GA)
Rand Paul (KY)
Lisa Murkowski (AK)
Mark Kirk (IL)
Tim Scott (SC)
Orrin Hatch (UT)
Pat Roberts (KS)
Bill Cassidy, M.D. (LA)
DEMOCRATS

Patty Murray (WA)
Barbara Mikulski (MD)
Bernie Sanders (VT)
Al Franken (MN)
Michael F. Bennet (CO)
Tammy Baldwin (WI)
Christopher S. Murphy (CT)
Elizabeth Warren (MA)
If you use our Voter Voice system, it will send a message to both of your senators, whether they are on the committee or not. That’s okay! The message asks them to co-sponsor the legislation.

If you are from a different state, you can still send a message to your senators. (Won’t hurt.)

Voter Voice is an easy way to communicate with your senators. When you enter your name and address, it automatically identifies your legislators and allows you to send an email to them.

Click here for Voter Voice.  https://www.lymedisease.org/get-involved/take-action/support-legislation/?vvsrc=%2fcampaigns%2f41827%2frespond

The Voter Voice system gives you a pre-written message to your senators. Feel free to add a few lines of your own story (like, my three children have Lyme disease; or, I have been disabled by Lyme for 10 years; or other brief description of why this bill is important to you.)

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