Call to action to support initiatives to designate September 2014 "National Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month"
Call for action by all members to support the initiatives by US representatives Pat Tiberi (R-OH) and Richard Neal (D-MA) have introduced a resolution (H. Res. 522) that would designate September 2014 as “National Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month.” A similar resolution (S. Res. 353) was introduced by Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA). Since neurosurgeons play a crucial role in the treatment of brain aneurysms, the AANS and CNS have endorsed these resolutions and are encouraging neurosurgeons to urge their elected officials to cosponsor this initiative. Attached are the letters that we sent to the sponsors of the legislation. The letter to Senator Markey can be found here, the letter to representatives Tiberi and Neal here.
Members should consider to contact their elected officials directly. To make this as easy as possible pre-drafted letters that are available on the AANS/CNS Legislative Action website, making it easy for members to enter their name and contact information and push the send button and emails will be generated to their members of Congress. Click here to access these letters.