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National
Aphasia Awareness
Month
Greetings!

We need your help with getting National Aphasia Awareness Month recognized and proclaimed in the House of Representatives!  Contact your representative TODAY and ask them to co-sponsor H. Res. 674.  You may use the template below for emails or letters, or as a guide if you decide to call.  Not sure who your representative is?  Go to this website to find out: http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/.

Thank you in advance for assisting us in getting the word out about aphasia!
Sample Letter to Representative

Hello,

 

My name is _____ and I am a constituent in your district. I am calling contacting you because I would like to ask my Congressman/woman to cosponsor H. Res. 674. This bipartisan bill is cosponsored by Congressman Markey and Congressman Gingrey, and it would name June 2012 as National Aphasia Awareness Month. Aphasia is a communication disorder caused by brain damage resulting from a stroke, brain tumor, or brain injury. It impairs a person's ability to speak, read, or write. More than 200,000 people develop Aphasia each year -  there are currently 1 million Americans living with Aphasia. H. Res 674 will help raise awareness about this disorder so that we can create better paths to care for patients and support their caretakers at home.

 

Thank you for your attention to this matter. [OPTIONAL: I would like to leave my name and contact information so that my Congressman/woman can reply to me on this matter.]