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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

CALL TO ACTION - HELP MILITARY FAMILIES WITH AUTISM


A critical vote is scheduled this afternoon in the U.S. Senate Armed Services Commitee to help military families caring for dependents with autism! Your state's U.S. Senator (and possibly both) serve on the committee.  

We need you to call your Senator(s) and urge them to vote YES for Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's amendment in support of military kids with autism.

The vote will be held in the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee starting at 2 o'clock EST today (Wednesday) on amendments to the new Defense bill. Senator Gillibrand's amendment is similar to one approved last week in the U.S. House of Representatives which would greatly improve access to autism insurance benefits for Department of Defense military members.

Here's your chance to help our military families! Call your  U.S. Senator's  office now! It will take only a minute and make a big difference! 

Here is How YOU Can Help:

1) CALL YOUR U.S. SENATOR(S)
 
Call Sen. Mark Warner
Phone: (202) 224-2023

In a polite voice say: "I am calling Senator [name] to ask that he/she vote in today's Armed Services Committee meeting in support of Senator Gillibrand's amendment for military families caring for dependents with autism. Thank you."

2) POST ON FACEBOOK

Urge friends and family who live in your state to join you in making calls.
 Write: "Can you help me help military families? The U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee votes today at 2  pm EST on an amendment to improve autism insurance benefits for our military families. Our Senator serves on the committee. Can you call them and ask them to support Senator Gillibrand's  amendment? Thanks!"

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