Archived | Autism Speaks Launches National TV Ad Campaign Aimed At Ending Autism Insurance Discrimination | Circa July 8, 2009

Autism Votes advocacy@autismspeaks.org via sm1.kintera.com Wed, Jul 8, 2009, 3:25 AM
to Genevieve
 07/08/09   

Autism Votes… It’s time for lawmakers to listen. 

Dear Autism Advocate,

Today, Autism Speaks has launched its first national television advocacy campaign. 

 Our ad, entitled “Neighbors,” depicts the consequences of insurance company discrimination against individuals with autism and calls on the American public to urge Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to end autism insurance discrimination in the upcoming health care reform legislation.

We need YOUR help to make this a reality!  “Neighbors” will be broadcast on CNN, MSNBC and CNBC, reaching millions of informed and politically active Americans.  Watch our TV Ad. Then, ensure your voice is heard by calling Majority Leader Reid and Speaker Pelosi today!  

   
Here is How YOU Can Help:
1. CALL SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE NANCY PELOSI & SENATE MAJORITY LEADER HARRY REID AT THE PHONE NUMBERS BELOW! Speaker Pelosi: (202) 225-0100
Majority Leader Reid: (202) 224-3542


If you aren’t sure of what to say, just say this:”Hi, My name is _______________. I am calling from (Your city, your state). I want you to know that health care reform that does not stop autism insurance discrimination is unacceptable.

People with autism deserve coverage for the treatments and therapies that will help their medical condition.

Thank you.”Be patient. Be polite. Keep dialing until you get through to them. Then do it again.

2. CLICK TO SEND A MESSAGE TO MAJORITY LEADER REID AND SPEAKER PELOSI, URGE THEM TO WATCH THE AUTISM SPEAKS AD AND TO END AUTISM INSURANCE DISCRIMINATION! 

Make sure to add some personal information on why this is such an important issue for you and your family. Be sure to let them know that all children with autism from coast to coast deserve appropriate insurance coverage.

3. FORWARD THIS ACTION ALERT ACROSS THE COUNTRY! 

Put this action alert on your Facebook page, Twitter it, forward to Yahoo groups and local support groups. Forward this email to at least 20 people that do NOT have a child with autism – neighbors, extended family, coworkers, old college and highschool friends – and ask them to make these two calls every day for your child.

The health care reform debate in this country is reaching a fever pitch. Autism insurance reform can and should be included in the final health care reform bill that President Obama has stated he will sign by the end of October.

This is the time to end autism insurance discrimination once and for all. Our children have a medical condition which deserves appropriate treatment, therapy and care. Congress needs to know that health care “reform” that fails to stop autism insurance discrimination is unacceptable.

To stay updated on this initiative and more, register at www.autismvotes.org!

Together we will achieve the autism insurance reform that our nation’s children need and deserve.

With kindest regards,

Elizabeth Emken
Vice President, Government Relations
Autism Speaks

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