LUNG FORCE

Thank you for calling your Senators and Representative in Washington as part of our Virtual LUNG FORCE Advocacy Day 2021!  We have three asks for Congress this year: 

  1. Please ensure current healthcare protections, including those for people with pre-existing conditions, continue;
  2. Please increase funding for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  3. Please provide vital funding for the National Institutes of Health. 

In order to maximize the effectiveness of your calls, please call on Wednesday, March 17.   

NOTE: You can find the name and phone number of your representative with our Find Your Legislator tool. Enter your ZIP code, and on the page that comes up next, click “expand” to pull up full contact information for each member. Please only call the office of the two Senators and one House member that represent your state and congressional district (three calls total). 

Recognizing that members may not have staff answering the phone in their offices, please be sure to leave a message.  

Call Script

    • My name is XXXXXX and I’m calling from [INSERT THE NAME OF YOUR HOMETOWN/CITY.]  
      I’m calling Senator [INSERT NAME] OR Representative [INSERT NAME] today to ask [HIM/HER] to ensure that current healthcare protections, including those for people with pre-existing conditions continue. It is more important than ever for Congress to continue efforts to make healthcare more affordable.
  •  I also ask that
    Senator [INSERT NAME] support $10 billion for the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and $46.1 billion for the National Institutes of Health in Fiscal Year 2022. Increased funding for these two agencies will help protect our nation’s health from disease, including lung cancer. It will help ensure there can be better treatments, early detection and cures for lung cancer.
    OR
    Representative [INSERT NAME] support $10 billion for the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and $46.1 billion for the National Institutes of Health in Fiscal Year 2022. Increased funding for these two agencies will help protect our nation’s health from disease, including lung cancer. It will help ensure there can be better treatments, early detection and cures for lung cancer.
     

  • Can I count on Senator [INSERT NAME] OR Representative [INSERT NAME] to support $10 billion in funding for the CDC, $46.1 billion in funding for the NIH and to continue all patient protections included in the Affordable Care Act?

  •  Thank you. 

Page last updated: March 3, 2021

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