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May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage month, which is a great time to highlight some of our amazing collaborators on the CDC-funded TB Elimination Alliance (TEA, https://tbeliminationalliance.org/) – Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO, https://aapcho.org/) and the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF, https://www.apiahf.org/). We are so thrilled to be working with you to help empower communities most impacted by TB work to #EndTB!! You can use this Heritage month as a hook to write a letter to the editor of your local paper to get help educate your fellow community members about key next actions we need to take toward #TBelimination. Find a simple guide to help you draft your letter here.
The End TB Now Act has been reintroduced in the Senate and the House with new bill numbers H.1776/S.288!! Please ask your Senators to co-sponsor this important bill that came soooooo close to passing (with lots of bipartisan support) last year! Special thanks to Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), Rep. Ami Bera (D-CA) and Rep. María Elvira Salazar (R-FL), Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA), and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) for being the lead sponsors! Call or write your members of Congress to ask they co-sponsor the End TB Now Act today:
Call the Capitol Switchboard at 1-202-224-3121 and ask for your senator/representative or give your state if you do not know their name. When you are connected to an office, ask for the Health Legislative Assistant. If you leave a voicemail message, include your name, phone number, and email so that they can respond.
Sample message: I am a constituent from (your town) and I am calling to urge Sen./Rep.___ to co-sponsor the End Tuberculosis Now Act of 2023. The bill outlines a plan and critical actions to align tuberculosis efforts in the U.S. with international efforts. TB, an airborne infectious disease, was the leading global infectious disease killer prior to COVID-19, and when the COVID pandemic is muted, TB will be the leading infectious killer once again. TB cases are rising across the globe. The End TB Now Act will amplify our ability to end TB as a public health threat. I urge Sen./Rep. ___ to cosponsor this very important bill. Thank you for your consideration.
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Learn more about upcoming exciting events below! Our very own Dr. Sundari Mase and Dr. David Lewinsohn will be chairing a panel discussion during the ATS 2023 International Participants Center Program.