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I received this information from the Alzheimer's Association this week:

The President’s 2008 budget proposes to cut funding for Alzheimer research and eliminate federal support for essential services that assist individuals with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers.  Congress has the power to reject the President’s budget.   

Action on Alzheimer issues has moved to the Senate Appropriations Committee.

The Senate Appropriations Labor-Health and Human Services-Education Subcommittee (LHHS) is now working on a bill that could fund specific federal programs cut in the President’s budget, including Alzheimer research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National 24/7 Call Center and the Alzheimer Matching Grants to States program.

The Senate LHHS Appropriations Subcommittee must reject the President’s cuts to Alzheimer programs by including funding for Alzheimer research and care programs in its bill.  Senator RichardDurbin is a member of the subcommittee.

The vote on this bill is expected in late June. 

Email Sen. Richard Durbin today!  Use our Write Congress tool  to send your message now.

Using the link above, you can access our Write Congress tool to preview a sample letter, add a message of your own and send your email.  Emails needed by JUNE 15th!

Alzheimer advocates were successful in restoring cuts to Alzheimer research and care programs last year!  We can do it again if advocates like you send a strong message today!

We need to make as much noise as possible in order to be successful.

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