Urgent Action: Ask Your Representative to Support Sleep Health and Sleep Disorders

Your Voice Matters

For the fourth 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 Monday, April 25th. 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 Rau@hmcw.org and cc: Julie Flygare at julie@project-sleep.com (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 FY23 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 follow up).

*DRAFT EMAIL TO HEALTH LA*

To: [Your House Representative’s Health LA’s Email]
Cc: julie@project-sleep.com
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 2023. To sign on, please complete this form via Quill by the deadline of April 25th. Please contact Kaitlyn Kelly at Kaitlyn.Kelly@mail.house.gov with any questions.

Thank you for your time and for considering this request.

Sincerely,
[Your Name and address]
Attachment: FY23 Sleep Disorders Sign on Letter (https://project-sleep.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/FY23-Sleep-Sign-on-Letter-and-Dear-Colleague-UPDATED.pdf)

Questions?  Email Jackson Rau at Rau@hmcw.org and Julie Flygare at julie@project-sleep.com with any questions. Thank you for raising your voice for sleep and sleep disorders!

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  • Carole Justin
    April 24, 2022 12:26 pm

    Suffering with lack of sleep for years makes this an important issue. We have approved many not so important issues but sleep should be number One.

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