Ask Them to Hold S.2449
Until It Is Good Enough for Our Kids
Great job, everyone! The Autism CARES bill IS being held, but we need to make sure that the Senate continues to hold the bill.
Please call the following Senators and:
- Ask them to ensure that the bill is held until it is fixed or let it sunset so we can start fresh.
- Ask them to please adopt APRC’s proposed changes* to make this bill worthy of the unanimous consent of the Senate.
Here are the phone numbers to call:
Senator Harry Reid, 202-224-2158 — Senate Majority Leader
Senator Tom Coburn, 202-224-5754
Senator Ted Cruz, 202-224-5922
Senator Rand Paul, 202-224-4343
Senator Mike Lee, 202-224-5444
Senator Jeff Sessions, 202-224-4124
Senator Ron Johnson, 202-224-5323
Senator Jim Risch, 202-224-2752
We are hearing rumors that are scaring parents — telling them that if the bill sunsets all the money will be lost. This is just wrong. This bill only “authorizes” money to be spent — it does not “appropriate” a dime. What we are fixing here is a failed policy that has ignored the needs of our community and not resulted in a single new treatment. Please make the calls and keep calling.
And don’t forget to send this far and wide on social media to get your friends and family to help.
Please consider donating to the Autism Policy Reform Coalition to help us with expenses. Every little bit helps!
~ The APRC and the Thinking Moms’ Revolution
*We are asking for fiscal accountability (especially as to where research dollars go), medical best practices, and more action on safety issues.