Sign and Share the White House Petition
We’re excited to announce the launch of the White House Petition to urge the implementation and funding of the National Pain Strategy (NPS). Before the administration changes, we must ensure that the NPS is on President Obama’s radar, not collecting dust on a shelf.
The NPS is a federal blueprint for a better future for people with chronic conditions to increase discovery research for new treatments, pain education, and insurance coverage and to recognize chronic pain as a disease. Currently, the NPS is housed at the Department of Health & Human Services, but the Administration has not implemented or funded it. There is a chance that the NPS could be ignored and not funded, which is why we need YOUR help!
Timeline: White House Petition launched on July 13! In order to ensure this petition is presented to President Obama, we have 30 days, until August 12, to get 100,000 signatures, and we need your support.
Here are four easy ways you can support the WH Petition:
- Sign the WH Petition at https://petitions.whitehouse.gov//petition/direct-dhhs-fund-and-implement-national-pain-strategy-reduce-public-health-burden-chronic-pain-0 Signing is a two-step process. After signing, check the email account you used to sign the petition. The White House will send an email to you asking you to confirm your signature.
- Follow the National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association on Twitter @FibroAndPain and on Facebook @NFMCPA. Help these social media posts go viral throughout the 30 days by retweeting and reposting the NFMCPA’s daily NPS posts to educate and promote the WH Petition. If you create your own original posts, be sure to use the hashtags #NationalPainStrategy and #WHPetition.
- Share the link to the WH Petition with constituents via email, e-news, social media, alerts and other ways.
- For people without internet access, they can support this initiative by calling the White House at 202-456-1111. Callers can simply say: “I’m calling to support implementing and funding the National Pain Strategy as quickly as possible. What’s the President’s position on this?”
For more information on how your organization can get involved, email amanda@YourVoiceMatters.info. Learn more about the #ISpeakForPain campaign supporting the National Pain Strategy at http://yourvoicematters.info/ispeakforpain-blitz