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Dengue in Florida, Chagas disease in Texas, and tuberculosis in California — global health diseases are affecting us right here in the U.S. as they disable and kill millions in developing countries. Our nation plays a crucial role in funding research to combat these diseases, but that funding is at risk. Unless Congress acts to prevent it, federal funding for domestic and global medical research alike may be cut by nearly 8% in January 2013. When lives hang in the balance, a cut of that magnitude would be a tragedy. Please join us in the fight to protect this funding.
To learn more about advocacy for research to improve health, please visit our Advocacy FAQ and Keys to Effective Advocacy webpages. To find out where your representatives in Congress stand on these critical issues, check out Your Candidates - Your Health, an initiative of Research!America and our partners who share our commitment to research to improve health. All 2012 presidential and congressional candidates have been invited to let voters know where they stand on research and innovation. If they haven't done so already, reach out to your candidates and urge them to participate! It's a one-step process on the Your Candidates - Your Health website.
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