Last month President Bush vetoed a bill that included $30 billion for the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Included in that amount was a $16 million increase for Alzheimer research – the first increase in three years for this deadly disease. Congress is working on a revised bill that will be sent to the President soon.
If funding for NIH falls below $30 billion, medical breakthroughs to end Alzheimer’s will be threatened and more lives will be lost.
Tell the White House Switchboard Operator:
1. I am calling from [city/state] because I want President Bush to support $30 billion for the National Institutes of Health in the omnibus bill.
2. He must support $30 billion for the National Institutes of Health to fund the medical breakthroughs that can end Alzheimer’s and save lives.
3. Alzheimer’s places tremendous emotional and financial burdens on persons with the disease and their families.
4. Thank you for taking my call.
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