PART 2) We Have Had Enough! The Time to Tell Our House Representatives & Senators We are Sick of Their Awful Performance & Won’t Stand for it Any Longer!
We can no longer be the SILENT MAJORITY! We must be the HEARD MAJORITY! There is no reason to be silent and ashamed any longer. We are letting these clowns destroy our country and we are sitting by while our POTUS fights every day our fight and we need to do more to support him!
What are we going to do? We are going to send letters and join Conservative Groups to get in these Democratic Leaders Faces!
Find your house representative. Click Here Enter your zip code in the upper right hand corner and your rep will be shown with a link to their webpage which you can send an email from there.
Draft a letter. I will post a template here and I will send one to our representative and one to both senators of California every day until they are voted out or change. Please get your family and friends to do also. You will need to change the body of the letter to fit what you want to tell them about the irritations you have over their ineffectiveness.
The Honorable ________
United States House of Representatives/United State Senate
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Dear Representative/Senator ______________:
As a scientist and a constituent, I urge you to support an increase in funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) bringing funding to at least $XX billion for FY(target year). NIH research is the foundation for future medical breakthroughs, which will save lives and money. The federal government’s investment in research must be sustained in order to translate today’s scientific findings into tomorrow’s bedside treatments. NIH funding supports my research on <insert a summary of your research and the potential benefits of this research>. Recent discoveries, such as those listed below, are a direct result of robust funding for the NIH.
- The death rate for heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States, has dropped 60% since 1940.
- Through research to better understand the underlying molecular causes of cancer, NIH research has cut cancer deaths. In 2007, for the first time in history, the number of cancer deaths in the United States decreased.
- In the 1950’s, 1 in 5 people died within 20 years of diagnosis of type 1 diabetes. Today, those with type 1 diabetes are living longer and healthier lives.
- The discovery of a type of antibody that neutralizes and protects against several subtypes of the flu. This super-antibody may be the key to protecting millions from influenza breakouts.
The money invested in NIH is redistributed to communities across the nation, including our district/state to create jobs and stimulates the local economy. In my lab we have <insert number of current and/or former technicians, postdocs and students> who are learning the technical and intellectual skills required for the high-paying jobs of the future. A federal investment in basic research is an investment in the heath and economic future of our nation. Please make medical and health research a higher priority for our nation by continuing the investment in the NIH. Thank you for your consideration and please feel free to contact me if you would like to discuss this issue further.
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