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Last update: 12/05/2014

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Contacting: 

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These committees have oversight
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Health Committee - House Ways and Means  

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AlertsSoap Box | Letters | Votes | Bills | Regulations | Orgs

Basic skills

How to address letters  | Lymphoma Statistics

Tips on how to Contact your Representatives   or   Write to the Media

Here we provide tools so that you can easily tell your representatives how you feel about living with lymphoma and the urgent need for research dollars. 

The timing of small actions can make a huge difference when we all participate and synchronize our calls, e-mails, faxes, and letters. This is demonstrated by the lobbying success of the NRA, a relatively small but vocal organization.  

Your advocacy efforts will make the difference in the amount of money investigators receive to
conduct research and explore new treatment ideas.

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Contact Your Representatives 

 How to contact your representatives
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To contact your representatives, including the president, 
just type in your zip code above and click GO.
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Call the President: 202-456-1414
Click president@whitehouse.gov to e-mail the White House
Download a template file with sample content
Fax the President: 202-456-2461
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Call your representatives: 202-225-3121
Click here to identify your representatives.
Download a template file with sample content.
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Call your senators: 202-224-3121
Click here to identify your senators.
Download a template file with sample content.
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Click here to email all your representative, including the President. (Enter your zip code when prompted.)

How to contact the media

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  1. Visit National Media Guide (LRF)
  2. Type your zip code and click Go
  3. Check found items (radio stations, newspapers etc.) to include
  4. Click Compose Message
Other actions you can take
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Participate in local activities.
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Encourage family and friends and co-workers to get involved.
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Work with and join organizations.

Address Letters to Representatives 

The President
Senators
Representatives
President ...
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave., NY
Washington, DC 20500
Dear Mr. President:

Very respectfully yours,
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The Honorable (full name)
United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510
Dear Senator (Name):

Sincerely yours,
The Honorable (full name)
United States House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515
Dear Representative (Name):

Sincerely yours,

Contact Tips 

Meeting with your 
representatives and 
Writing to the Media

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Op-Ed Tips ~ The Communications Consortium Media Center 
Details on how to place an op-ed or letter to the editor in the top 100 newspapers in the United States by circulation.
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Meeting with your representatives:  Excellent guidelines LLS

Writing letters to 
representatives

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State your issue at the beginning of the letter. Try not to exceed one page.
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Let your elected official know how this issue affects you personally.
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Let your lawmaker know you live in their district.
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If you own a business in your lawmaker's district, use your company's stationery.
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In closing, ask for a written response to document your lawmaker's positions.

Calling your
representatives

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If necessary, click here to identify your representatives, or click here to identify your senators.
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Organize your thoughts and what you want to say.
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Call 202-225-3121 and ask to speak to the person in charge of health issues.
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Identify yourself and let them know you live in their district.
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Tell the aide how the issue affects you personally.
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Tell the aide you would like to know the view of your representative on this matter and what actions he/she intends to take.

Contact Links 

FDA

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How to Petition the FDA

White House

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White House Website

Roll Call

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Legislative Website
 
Disclaimer:  The information on Lymphomation.org is not intended to be a substitute for 
professional medical advice or to replace your relationship with a physician.
For all medical concerns,  you should always consult your doctor. 
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