Thursday, June 17, 2010

Lobby Day Makes a Difference: The Number of Members Supporting FREED Increases

Dear EDC friends,

Our last lobby day in April had a noticeable impact! The number of new Members of Congress who signed on as cosponsors to the FREED Act since then is 17 (14 in the House and 3 in the Senate)! We currently have 41 cosponsors on the House version (see the list below).

We are on a roll! Let's keep the momentum going. If you haven't already - send letters to your congressional representatives by following the easy step-by-step instructions at this link

Also help us to get other people to participate in this letter writing campaign. Forward these ideas to 10 people you know:

1. Tweet it: “Help us eliminate eating disorders by helping to pass the FREED Act! It’s simple; go to:” (107 characters)

2. Post this as your Facebook status: “Help us eliminate eating disorders by helping to pass the FREED Act! It’s simple; go to:

3. Encourage your Facebook friends to "share" your status!

4. Post the message on walls of appropriate Facebook groups/fan pages!

5. Send the link with a personal note to all your friends and colleagues in your email address book

6. Ask those friends and colleagues to help spread the word

7. Send the link to advocacy groups, lists, etc.

8. Blog about our Letter Writing Campaign


Title: Federal Response to Eliminate Eating Disorders Act of 2009
Sponsor: Rep Kennedy, Patrick J. [RI-1] (introduced 2/25/2009) Cosponsors (41)
Latest Major Action: 4/22/2009 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions.

COSPONSORS(41), BY DATE [order is left to right]: (Sort: alphabetical order)

Rep Courtney, Joe [CT-2] - 2/25/2009
Rep Burton, Dan [IN-5] - 2/26/2009
Rep Smith, Christopher H. [NJ-4] - 3/9/2009
Rep Emerson, Jo Ann [MO-8] - 4/2/2009
Rep Moran, James P. [VA-8] - 4/21/2009
Rep Connolly, Gerald E. "Gerry" [VA-11] - 4/29/2009
Rep Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana [FL-18] - 4/30/2009
Rep LaTourette, Steven C. [OH-14] - 4/30/2009
Rep DeGette, Diana [CO-1] - 5/5/2009
Rep Carnahan, Russ [MO-3] - 5/12/2009
Rep Platts, Todd Russell [PA-19] - 5/20/2009
Rep Conyers, John, Jr. [MI-14] - 5/21/2009
Rep McCotter, Thaddeus G. [MI-11] - 6/3/2009
Rep Gordon, Bart [TN-6] - 6/3/2009
Rep Napolitano, Grace F. [CA-38] - 6/9/2009
Rep Capps, Lois [CA-23] - 6/9/2009
Rep Baldwin, Tammy [WI-2] - 6/11/2009
Rep Cohen, Steve [TN-9] - 7/22/2009
Rep Fattah, Chaka [PA-2] - 9/8/2009
Rep Hastings, Alcee L. [FL-23] - 9/14/2009
Rep Maloney, Carolyn B. [NY-14] - 9/25/2009
Rep Ellison, Keith [MN-5] - 9/25/2009
Rep Sestak, Joe [PA-7] - 10/7/2009
Rep Clay, Wm. Lacy [MO-1] - 10/8/2009
Rep Schauer, Mark H. [MI-7] - 10/14/2009
Rep Nadler, Jerrold [NY-8] - 12/7/2009
Rep Gerlach, Jim [PA-6] - 12/9/2009

Rep Markey, Betsy [CO-4] - 4/28/2010
Rep Van Hollen, Chris [MD-8] - 4/28/2010
Rep Holt, Rush D. [NJ-12] - 4/28/2010
Rep Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [GA-4] - 5/4/2010
Rep Edwards, Donna F. [MD-4] - 5/11/2010
Rep Klein, Ron [FL-22] - 5/11/2010
Rep Boucher, Rick [VA-9] - 5/11/2010
Rep Polis, Jared [CO-2] - 5/20/2010
Rep Schwartz, Allyson Y. [PA-13] - 5/20/2010
Rep Schakowsky, Janice D. [IL-9] - 5/24/2010
Rep Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [NJ-8] - 6/8/2010
Rep Frank, Barney [MA-4] - 6/14/2010
Rep Loebsack, David [IA-2] - 6/14/2010
Rep Price, David E. [NC-4] - 6/14/2010

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