Join the Conversation

Research!America’s national voter education initiative, Campaign for Cures, intends to elevate medical research and innovation in the national conversation this election season, and empower voters to engage with candidates running for national office. If elected, will candidates champion public and private sector research to help find cures and treatments for costly and deadly diseases?  Will they support initiatives to accelerate medical progress? Now is the time to ask them.

To encourage voters to share their views on the importance of research and innovation with candidates, we have compiled a toolkit that is designed to make it easier for individuals to get involved-- whether it’s through writing letters to the editor or engaging on social media. 

Download a PDF version of the toolkit. 


Engage on Social Media

 Social media is one of the best ways to get the word out, and we hope you will help us use it to ask candidates to join the conversation about medical progress along with the official hashtag: #Campaign4Cures. Follow Campaign for Cures on Facebook and Twitter!

View our sample posts to help guide your conversations.


Tools You Can Use
Many publications are likely to focus on local political races from now through November, creating the opportunity to highlight the role of federal funding and policies in achieving medical progress through writing an op-ed or letter to the editor, or submitting a public service announcement to your local radio station. 

Op-ed Template

Letter to the Editor Template

Live-Read Public Service Announcement (PSA) Template


Resources & Information

Use the following talking points, questions and facts to guide your conversations with candidates about medical research and find out candidates’ positions on accelerating medical progress.

Sample Questions and Facts

Then, Now, Imagine Series

Topic Specific Talking Points- Alzheimer’s Disease


Downloadable Graphics

Campaign Signs 

Download our sign templates and show your support at town halls and rallies:


Basic Sign

Speed Medical Progress Sign



Campaign Banners 

Show your support for Campaign for Cures on your website or social media pages with banner images:

Campaign Banner #1

Campaign Banner #2 

Campaign Button Logo



Post infographics to your website or social media pages that describe the innovation pipeline for major medical breakthroughs or Americans' views on medical research and the election to illustrate the importance of investing in medical research:

Americans' Views on Medical Research and the Election Infographic

Blood Transfusions Infographic

Measles Vaccine Infographic

Penicillin Infographic


Presidential Candidates Should Participate in Debate on Science

Source: A Research!America and poll of U.S. adults conducted in partnership with Zogby Analytics in September 2015.