Less than four months from now we will know the outcome of the elections. We consider every day between now and November 8 an opportunity to weigh in with candidates for President and Congress to ask them to speak out on how, if elected, they would make assuring medical progress a priority, taking steps to ramp up research and innovation to find the solutions to what ails us. When I say “we” I hope I can count on you to join in that outreach, since citizen interest, as weighed by numbers of proponents, drives policymaker interest.
Our newly-released interactive map already carries nearly 500 quotes from challengers and incumbents alike – and more will be added as congressional primaries take place around the nation. As a concerned stakeholder, please take a moment to determine whether the candidates you will choose between have weighed in. If they haven’t, there is an easy way to ask them to do so; if they have, thank them and let them know if you agree or disagree with their point of view. You can add information their campaigns will be interested in knowing, for example, your personal reasons for supporting more research, and/or your career commitment to serving the public’s interest as part of the ecosystem of research and innovation. You can do this in person! Congress will be on an extended recess that will include campaigning, beginning July 18. Visit www.campaignforcures.org.
I hope to see you – in person or virtually – as a fellow advocate during the intense campaign ahead.