Tell Congress to Champion it, not Chop it.
With sequestration now in effect, across-the-board cuts have eliminated vital funding from the CDC’s budget. And even before sequestration, CDC has weathered several years of arbitrary budget cuts. This underfunding is crippling CDC’s ability to protect Americans from deadly pandemics, bioterrorisim, drug-resistant strains of infections, and other major public health threats. A recent Gallup poll indicates that many Americans understand the critical role CDC plays … but policy makers aren’t getting the message. Help set things straight by sending a message to your representatives about the importance of CDC. And remember to get the word out on Facebook and everyone in your network. We need to turn up the volume, with as many Americans as possible pushing for public health readiness and medical progress — for the sake of the health and safety of all Americans, today and tomorrow.
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