Action Alert: Urge Your Representative to Join Sleep Letter

Your Voice Matters

Big news! For the third year in a row, an official Congressional Sign On Letter will be sent to the Appropriations Committee asking them to prioritize support for sleep and sleep disorders research and awareness. To be effective, we need your Members of the U.S. House of Representatives to “sign on.” The more House Representatives signed on, the more likely the sleep-specific recommendations make it into the final appropriations bill.

Deadline Approaching

Your House Representatives will only “sign on” to this letter if asked to by YOU (their constituent). The deadline for your Representative to “sign on” is April 8th (Note: deadline extended to April 13th). Thus, taking action TODAY is imperative to start the process.

Instructions to Take Action:

  1. To reach the appropriate staff member who handles healthcare (the Health LA) in your Representative’s DC office, first contact our sleep community advocacy staff, Jackson Rau at and cc: Julie Flygare at (provide your home address so Jackson can identify your House Representative’s Health LA).
  2. E-mail your Representative’s Health LA using the draft message below and attach the FY22 Sleep Sign On Letter PDF (click here to download letter).
  3. Be persistent and follow up every few days (Pro Tip: set reminders in your calendar to remember to follow up).


To: [Your House Representative’s Health LA’s Email]
Subject: Sign On Letter – Sleep Community

Dear [Staff Member’s Name],

My name is [your name] and I am a constituent from [hometown]. I am also an advocate for the sleep community. I hope your office will join the attached Sign on Letter, which supports the sleep community’s appropriations recommendations for FY 2022. To sign on, please contact Heather Connelly at by April 13th (the deadline was extended from April 8th to 13th).

Thank you for your time and for considering this request.

[Your Name and address]
Attachment: FY22 Sleep Disorders Sign on Letter

Questions?  Email Jackson Rau at and Julie Flygare at with any questions. Thank you for raising your voice for sleep and sleep disorders!

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