Connect Locally With Members of Congress

Ruthie Walegir at her Representative’s local officeIf we don’t educate our elected officials about pulmonary hypertension, who will?

Your elected officials work for you. Meeting with them to share your story is the most effective way to gain their support for the Tom Lantos Pulmonary Hypertension Research and Diagnosis Act and other PH legislation.

Learn about three easy ways to connect locally with your elected officials and choose the one that’s best for you:

Invite Members of Congress to your Support Group Meeting

Introduce your senators and representative to the PH community by inviting them to speak at a support group meeting. Learn more

Visit a Local Congressional Office

Schedule meetings with your senators’ and representative’s local offices. Take along your support group members, family or friends! Learn more

Attend a Town Hall Meeting

Visit your elected official’s websites to learn about community events where they will be speaking. Participate in the question and answer session to raise awareness about PH. Learn more


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If you plan to take action at least three times a year, join the 435 Campaign.

Not ready to join? Receive updates through the Advocacy Action Alert List instead.

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