Help end genetic discrimination

Here's an ACTION ALERT from the Genetic Alliance
Help End Genetic Discrimination!

Ask your representative to vote for Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act

Today the House of Representatives will consider the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (H.R.493) on the Floor, probably as early as 11 AM! This legislation protects all Americans from discrimination by employers and health insurers based on genetic information.

Take 5 minutes and call your representative this morning! This is it!

The bill has remarkable support in the House with 224 bipartisan cosponsors and unanimous approval from all three committees of jurisdiction. Moreover, the President has called for this important legislation and the Senate stands poised for a favorable vote on the bill.

This is the opportunity to ask your elected officials to support a bill that has impressive bipartisan support and is the right thing to do!!!

Follow these easy steps to make an impact today!

1. Either call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and provide the operator with your zip code. You will be given the name and phone number of your representative. Or search for your representative here: http://www.geneticalliance.org/ws_display.asp?filter=policy.action

2. Call your representative’s office and say you want him/her to vote for the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (H.R.493).

3. Share the news! Let your friends and family know how easy the process was and encourage them to join in and contact their representatives. Remember, the more people who contact Congress in support of an issue, the more likely Congress will act favorably on that issue.

It is not too late to join the Coalition for Genetic Fairness and celebrate success with us as we move next to the Senate!
Join here: http://www.geneticfairness.org/registration.html

Thank you! Together we will make a difference!


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