Don’t Let the Senate Be Lame Ducks
Mental Health Reform is close to finishing this race. Our job is to make sure Congress is committed to getting it over the finish line. National Mental Health Reform Advocacy Week is Nov. 14-18, 2016.
How can you help?
We need everybody who cares about mental health to get on board to help pass mental health reform this year.
1. Call your Senators.
Let your Senators know you care about mental health reform.
Call (202) 224-3121
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Here’s our suggested message: “As a constituent, I would like the Senator to demand a vote on S. 2680, the Mental Health Reform Act. Mental health parity laws are being broken every day. This bill will help.”
2. Spread the Word
Tell your friends, family and neighbors to call their Senators. Tweet or post on Facebook using our messages and images below.
- Don’t let Congress fumble #MentalHealthReform on the 10-yard line. Call your Senators at (202) 224-3121. Demand a vote. http://ow.ly/wQVJ305Zh3M
- Help make mental health a priority. Tell the Senate to pass #MentalHealthReform now. http://ow.ly/wQVJ305Zh3M
- Don’t let the Senate be lame ducks. Call your Senators at (202) 224-3121. Tell them to pass #MentalHealthReform now. http://ow.ly/wQVJ305Zh3M
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Congress is about to enter the “lame duck session,” which is the period between the election and when the new Congress convenes in 2017. Any bill that is not passed before the new Congress is sworn in, is dead. To be passed by the new Congress, a bill must be reintroduced and go through the entire legislative process again. We don’t want to start over. We want mental health reform this year.
Together, let’s get #MentalHealthReform done this Congress.