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COPD Research Dollars, Senator Lincoln and Senator Crapo Sponsored

COPD is international as the 5th leading cause of death in the world and the 4th leading cause of death in the United States.
There is little to no research dollars but among others, COPD has strong supporters in Senator Lincoln and Senator Crapo.

Their latest effort for COPD is the latest ” COPD Dear Colleague Letter” to ensure that at least $1 million is appropriated to CDC this year for a COPD program.

Please participate, by phone or email. The link for Senate office numbers is

The following is from EFFORTS ( Ambassadors.

“Many professional and patient organizations (including us) are
asking that we support this call in campaign.
Some of them are the ALA ATS, COPD Caucus and all of the COPD patient
advocacy organizations. Please participate however you can.

If you are calling talking points are here:
My name is [NAME] and I’m calling from [CITY, STATE].
I’m calling today to urge Senator [NAME] to sign the COPD Dear Colleague
letter being circulated by Senator
Lincoln and Senator Crapo [CRAY-po]. The letter requests $1 million be
appropriated to the CDC to develop a Federal COPD Action plan.

COPD is the 4th leading cause of death in the United States and an
estimated 24 million Americans have the disease. Currently CDC does not have any
funding to devote to prevention, surveillance and research into this disease.

Please work to ensure that at least $1 million is appropriated to CDC
this year for a COPD program and sign onto the Dear Colleague letter.
Thank you.
If you would like to email; you can find directions here:
Please feel free to personalize and make changes.
If you have difficulty doing that, we would be glad to assist.

Send a request for help to me at
Please remember to include your name, address, and zip + four and
telephone number.
We will be glad to help.
All information is confidential..
Thank you for your help.
The Executive Board &
Linda Watson

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