When you call your legislators' offices, your call will be answered by a staff person working on the phones. You can give your message to that person, who will log and report all calls. The following script will help you get your message across:
"My name is NAME. I’m from TOWN and am a constituent of
Thank you for speaking with me today. I’m a volunteer with
the National Brain Tumor Society and am calling as part of a large effort of
thousands of research advocates across the country to ask you to support medical research by working to avoid the upcoming fiscal cliff.
The National Institutes of Health is the largest funder of
brain tumor research in the country and stands to lose $2.5 billion if
sequestration goes forward. As a disease with a 35% five-year survival rate and
just four new therapies in 30 years, we cannot afford to see NIH funding cut.
We need cures, not cuts.
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Will the SENATOR/REPRESENTATIVE help by working to stop sequestration before the January 2 deadline?"