What a month it’s been for August recess visits! All in total, we have sent over 7000 messages to Capitol Hill urging Members of Congress to protect medical research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) from the upcoming budget cuts, or sequester, coming up in January.
In addition, You’re the Cure Advocates from across the country have been speaking with their Members of Congress in their district offices.
Have you sent your message yet? If not, there is still time! Here is how you can get involved:
• Using Facebook and Twitter to spread the word about how critical research is to preventing and treating heart disease and stroke. Share this video with friends, family, and lawmakers today!
• Contacting your local AHA advocacy staff partner to learn about ways you can get involved offline, such as sharing your Research Saves Lives story or meeting with your elected officials.