In observance of Hepatitis Awareness Month, in May I will post to this blog daily, suggesting ways we can help raise awareness about issues surrounding hepatitis C. NVHR
, along with several cosponsors, is organizing the 2015 Congressional Viral Hepatitis Reception, on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, from 5 pm to 7 pm in Room 325 of the Senate Russell Office Building.
This Hepatitis Awareness Month event will educate Members of Congress and their staff about the hepatitis B and C epidemics and the need for increased leadership and funding to fight the diseases. You can download a flyer
with more information about the reception, the Congressional honorary co-hosts, and the cosponsors.
You can help make this reception a success by urging your Members of Congress and their staff to attend.
How you can help:
Call your U.S. Representative and two U.S. Senators in their Washington, DC offices. You can reach them through the Capitol Switchboard, (202) 224-3121.
Ask to speak to the staff person who handles health care issues. Whether you speak with this staff person live or leave a voice mail, tell him/her:
“My name is ______________ and I live in (city/state). I urge you, Representative/Senator ___________, and others in your office to attend the 2015 Congressional Viral Hepatitis Reception on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, from 5 pm to 7 pm in Senate Russell Office Building, Room 325. This is a great way to learn more about the hepatitis B and C epidemics during Hepatitis Awareness Month. To RSVP, please contact Haley Feaster at firstname.lastname@example.org.”
If your Member of Congress is listed on the flyer
as a honorary co-host, please thank them for their leadership. If they aren’t listed, please ask them to consider adding their name. They can sign on by emailing Haley Feaster, email@example.com.
P.S. When I called, I asked for an email address so I could send a copy of the flyer
with more information about the 2015 Congressional Viral Hepatitis reception.