By Jacob Ahlstrom | Posted - Jun 10th, 2020

 

 

 

 

It is time to ACT against ALS!

Two pieces of legislation are making their way through congress that could drastically improve the lives of those with ALS. The first is a bill intended to speed up the drug making process for ALS treatment. The second is a bill that will make $75 million available in funding for promising therapies for patients with fast-progressing ALS and other neurodegenerative diseases.   
This is great news but, these bills have a long way to go before they pass as legislation.

That is where you can help! Follow the links below to send a letter to your local elected officials.  

The process of a bill becoming a law is a long one and cannot happen without your help. There are a lot of things that need to happen before it can get passed. If you need a quick refresher on how this process works check out the video below.

 

 
Jacob Ahlstrom
About the Author

Jacob Ahlstrom - Jacob is a Neuroscience undergraduate at Brigham Young University. Jacob's interest in researching and writing about ALS is fueled by his hope to make the process easier for everyone else. Over the last year he has worked alongside Seth Christensen to find ways to educate and connect ALS patients.

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