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Contact Your Policymakers

Your voice is powerful.

By helping policymakers understand what is fundamentally important to those who know Parkinson's disease intimately, you can shape their decision-making. Contact your elected officials now and tell them how they can use their votes to support Parkinson’s research and care.

Want to stay up-to-date on Parkinson's public policy? Sign up to join our policy network at michaeljfox.org/advocacy.

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      Support Wins in Federal Investment in Parkinson’s Research

      Tell your members of Congress to pass provisions supporting Parkinson's research for Fiscal Year 2022.
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      Family Caregivers Matter: Tell Congress to Provide Financial Relief

      Urge your lawmakers to support and pass legislation that provides financial relief to family caregivers.
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      Help Ban a Parkinson’s-causing Chemical Called Paraquat

      Banning paraquat could reduce the number of people who develop Parkinson’s. Urge Congress to co-sponsor this new legislation and ban this chemical in the U.S. today.
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      Tell Congress to Protect Telehealth Coverage

      Urge your lawmakers to support and pass legislation that would keep covering telehealth.
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      Act Now: Ask Congress to Increase Investments in Parkinson's Research

      Urge your lawmakers to invest in Parkinson's breakthroughs.
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      Tell Congress to Make Prescription Medicines Affordable and Accessible

      Urge lawmakers to support a Medicare Part D out-of-pocket cap.
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      Tell Your Governor to Prioritize People with Parkinson's

      Each state will be deciding its own prioritization of how the COVID-19 vaccine is rolled out. Urge your governor to advocate for people living with Parkinson’s.
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      Tell Congress to Protect People with Parkinson’s in Nursing Homes

      Urge your lawmakers to pass legislation that supports long-term care facility residents and workers.
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      Interested in Parkinson’s Advocacy? We Need Your Help to Take Action.

      Share your contact information and we’ll make sure you receive the latest action alerts and policy updates directly to your inbox.
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      Act Now: The Economic Burden of Parkinson’s Disease Is $52 Billion

      Tell lawmakers how much Parkinson’s disease costs patients, families and the federal government.
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      Compose Your Own Message

      Share your story with your elected officials. Craft your own message and let your lawmakers know how public policy impacts people living with Parkinson's disease.
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There are many ways to make your voice heard. Download our advocacy toolkit and other educational materials to learn how you can influence public policy.

“Don’t ever be afraid to tell your story, because the more people calling and emailing their members of Congress, the better. Our voices matter.”
Judy Bellenfant Parkinson’s advocate and care partner
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