Thursday, September 12, 2013

Join EDC Lobby Day as a Virtual Lobbyist!

Are you unable to join the Eating Disorders Coalition for our Fall Lobby Day on Wednesday, but still want to help? Please consider helping us by urging your Members of Congress to cosponsor the FREED Act. Your voice makes a difference! To contact your Representative:

1. Go to and enter your zip code in the box that says ‘Find My Representative’

2. Once you do that you’ll see your Member's information come up, click on the little envelope icon under your Member’s name to contact them. If for some reason this doesn’t work, go directly to their page and click on the ‘Contact Me’ link. That should take you to a web form for emailing the Member.

3. Please send them a message urging their support for the FREED Act. We’ve included a template below, feel free to use this, customize this, or send your own.

“My name is __(enter name)_ and I live in ___(city)__ in your District. I am contacting you to ask that you  co-sponsor the HR 2101 the Federal Response to Eliminate Eating Disorders (FREED Act) of 2013, sponsored by Representative Ted Deutch of Florida. This bill will increase research into eating disorders, increase education and prevention of eating disorders, and ensure that people with eating disorders receive the care that they need. I care about this issue because ________.  Please support this crucial piece of legislation.  I look forward to hearing back from you. Thank you.”

Thank you for your help!

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