A (Task) Force in Congress
Every 68 seconds someone in America develops Alzheimer’s. So,
every minute that passes without action from our elected leaders increases the
devastating impact this disease has on families, caregivers and our nation. The
arrival of the 113th U.S. Congress earlier this month brought a number of new
faces to our nation’s capital, along with many familiar ones. And for many
Americans, it brought a hope that members of Congress would avoid the partisan
gridlock seen in previous years. Thankfully, the issue of fighting Alzheimer’s
disease spans partisan lines.
The Congressional Task Force on
Alzheimer’s Disease is a clear example of bipartisanship and has been
instrumental in raising awareness and securing funding for research. Led in the
House by Co-Chairs Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-MA), Rep. Christopher H. Smith
(R-NJ), Senator Susan M. Collins (R-ME) and Senator Mark R. Warner (D-VA) in the
Senate, the Task Force is working to bring the mounting Alzheimer's crisis to
the forefront of the congressional agenda.
Please urge your Senator(s) to join the Task Force
25 years of
making our VOICE heard
Since 1989, Alzheimer's advocates
have gathered in Washington, D.C., for the Alzheimer's Association Advocacy
Forum to urge elected officials to make Alzheimer's disease a national priority.
These advocacy efforts have produced important results through the years, but
there is much more to be done.
Join us in our nation's capital April
22-24, 2013, for the 25th Alzheimer's Association Advocacy Forum, the nation’s
premier advocacy event. Online
registration is now open!
Meet your Member of
Do you want to take the next step in
moving our mission forward? Are you willing to speak out on Alzheimer’s issues?
Take part in our District-Forum-District
Please join your fellow advocates and Alzheimer’s
association staff as we begin our annual series of meetings with members of
Congress. Initial meetings are being held in your local congressional district
from January to March, with follow-up meetings in Washington D.C. to take place
during the Advocacy Forum. A third meeting will be held during May and June
back in congressional district offices.
These meetings are absolutely
critical to ensuring our legislative priorities are acted upon quickly by this
Congress. Contact your local chapter and get involved today.