You know where I stand with this. Truly a powerful ad.
Tony Coelho, author of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Matthew Villarreal...both have epilepsy.
While I'm at it the Epilepsy Foundation needs our help.
With your help, the Epilepsy Foundation has been fighting to restore full funding for the CDC Epilepsy Program. The House of Representatives has recommended full restoration at $7.6 million. The Senate, however, cut the program's funding by more than half – down to $3 million. The Senate needs to have more money in its Labor, Health and Human Services appropriation bill in order to fully restore the epilepsy program and other health and education priorities.
You can help! You may recall that Senators Specter (R-PA) and Harkin (D-IA) introduced an amendment that would add $7 billion to the Labor, HHS and Education appropriation bill last spring – 73 Senators voted to approve the money! To date, though, only $5 billion has been provided. Help us get the Senate to the $7 billion goal, and with it, more funding for epilepsy programs.