Join the Rally for Medical Research on April 8, 2013

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The Rally for Medical Research will be held on Monday, April 8 at 11:00 a.m. in Washington, DC, on the steps of the Carnegie Library. Join Research!America and more than 100 other organizations to call on our nation’€™s policymakers to make lifesaving medical research a higher national priority. With the support of researchers, patients and advocates, the Rally for Medical Research is a tremendous opportunity to send a powerful, coordinated message to Capitol Hill.

If you can’€™t make it to DC for the Rally, you can take specific actions on April 8 such as:

  • Send an email to or call congressional offices,
  • Tweet members of Congress with a message or post on the member’€™s Facebook page,
  • Write letters to the editor and place op-eds in newspapers across the country before and during the week of April 8, and
  • Gather a group of individuals to schedule a meeting with their members of Congress’€™ district office.

You can also contact your Congressional representatives and inquire about upcoming town hall events or meetings in your district during the upcoming recess. With passage of yet another continuing resolution, Congress has established funding for the remainder of FY13 without reversing the senseless across-the-board spending cuts known as sequestration. It is vital that we speak out now to advocate for FY14 funding levels that reflect the importance of research and a commitment to federal agencies like NIH, CDC, NSF, AHRQ and FDA.

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The capabilities are enormous, a little bit of research can pay off quite a bit in the long run.
Paul D’ Addario, retinitis pigmentosa patient