YOUR ACTION/VOICE (Advocacy) IS NEEDED!
1.Federal Level Policy/Advocacy:
Fund Sickle Cell Movement!
Sick Cells is starting a collaborative movement to #FundSickleCell with Sickle Cell 101 to mobilize SCD patients and advocates across the country to help appropriate funds for the
Sickle Cell Disease and Other Heritable Blood Disorder Treatment Act (S2465).
Over the next month, Sick Cells and Sickle Cell 101 will share more details on the bill and funding request, advocacy toolkits and actions everyone can take to inform their local legislators on why they need to fund SCD in the FY 2021 federal budget.
2.LocaL LeveL Policy/Advocacy:
Don't forget to keep the momentum and conversations going with your Illinois state representatives, elected officials, mayors and senators.
We need YOUR VOICE and help in ensuring that your Illinois State Senator & representatives know what legislation for Sickle Cell Disease would mean to you and your loved one with Sickle Cell Disease!
What do we need you to do? Call, email or meet with your state senator, and other elected officials and let them know why the Illinois Senate bill SB3107-Sickle Cell Prevention, Care, and Treatment Program Act is important and why it needs to be voted into the Illinois Legislation!
Click the link below and type in your home address to find your elected officials.