Hi everyone, I just wanted to share a little note that shows how important it is to support S. 2321, the Collaborative Academic Research Efforts for Tourette Syndrome Act of 2011. I posted the following short letter to the POPVOX website on May 14:
Dear Sen. Frank Lautenberg:
I support S. 2321 (“A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for the expansion, intensification,”) because…we are seeing more children diagnosised with Tourette Syndrome. As a school nurse and a parent of an adult child with TS, it is important to educate people about TS and continue the research involved.
New Jersey’s 5th District
The very next day, the following message appeared underneath it on POPVOX:
This letter was delivered to Sen. Frank Lautenberg [D, NJ] on 5/8/12.
See? Your letters to the U.S. Senate ARE heard, and our senators ARE interested in hearing what we have to say about Tourette Syndrome. The more letters we send in, the more likely they are to co-sponsor this bill and get it sent for a vote in the Senate. Log on to POPVOX today and share your opinion!
You know, I’m good at writing blogs, but not great at writing letters like the ones you mention in this post. Thank you for the reminder. It’s so important to not just be emotional about our children but be practical and powerful.