​​​Action Alerts


Help Combat TB in the US - Urge Your Members of Congress to Cosponsor the TB bills

All of us are urged to contact our two Senators and House Representatives and ask them to cosponsor (i.e., support) two upcoming TB bills. Stay tuned to learn more...


Additional information here and as follows:

  • Global reporting of TB cases decreased 25-30% during the COVID-19 response suggesting a surge in undiagnosed cases.
  • Current 2021 funding for CDC’s domestic TB program is $135 million
  • CDC’s domestic TB program has been flat funded (same funding every year) for almost 10 years which means significantly reduced funding for state TB programs
  • Although TB cases in the US declined in 2020, we estimate that they may increase in 2021 and beyond due to less access to care for people with TB



Email Your Senators to Support Global Health, Education, and Nutrition in FY22

We need Congress to speak up. Even as we deal with the continuing acute effects of a still-raging pandemic, we must look ahead to recovery. We must enact longer-term funding of initiatives like global TB treatment and prevention efforts. Click on the button below, scroll down to the appropiate "action" box and take an easy action from your home/desk!


Thanks to all who called their Senators to sign the bipartisan Brown/Young Letter to support increased TB funding

​Thanks to all who called or emailed their Senators to sign the bipartisan letter that called for robust funding for global TB programs!! 

Background
Sens. Brown (D-OH) and Young (R-IN) are circulating a “Dear Colleague” letter in the U.S. Senate for senators to sign on to in support of robust funding for TB programs. We need as many senators as possible to sign the letter. The Brown/Young letter is here.




See more TB basics and advocacy toolkits from TAG here.



More Ways to Get Involved


First Step: 


  1. Join the Friends of Stop TB USA
  2. Follow us on Twitter @StopTBUSA


Then: 


Tuberculosis Elimination Caucus - U.S. House of Representatives


Send a letter to your Representative, or call and leave a voice message today, asking that they please join the TB Elimination Caucus in the House of Representatives.


Background


The Tuberculosis Elimination Caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives was formed in March of 2012 by Representatives Engel (D-NJ), Green (D-TX) and Young (R-AK). A caucus is an informal grouping of legislators which can help rally interest and enthusiasm on an issue of mutual concern, by sponsoring briefings, initiating letters and inquiries, and more.  You can help to grow the membership of this caucus by sending a letter to your Representatives asking that they join this very important caucus.

  1. First, check the list below to see if your Representative is already a member on the Caucus. If your Representative is on this list, then you can email them to thank them for joining and their service on such an important topic.

  2. If your Representative is not on the list below, please email or call to request they join.


Click here for a list of current TB Caucus Members                                  U.S. Capitol Switchboard (202) 224-3121


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