Goal: Unanimous Consent Vote, Dec. 31!

For House Leadership, Childhood Cancer Caucus, Original Cosponsors!

tweet script: from 4-square: @JackieSpeier @GKButterfield @RepMcCaul @MikeKellyPA H. Res.114 recognizes May 17th as #ChildhoodCancer #DIPG Day. No money, no laws, just recognition…216 cosponsors can’t be wrong. Come together for kids fighting cancer. Isn’t that what our Caucus is for? PASS IT THIS TIME!

3 prong strategy:

  1. Get 218! 2-4 more signatures– Target list below. GA, MD, NY, PA, SC, TX, VA
  2. Encourage Jackie Speier, with Childhood Cancer Caucus and other original cosponsors (2/08/2019) to ask the Speaker for Unanimous Consent vote or passage for H. Res. 114 (with that 218 leverage)
  3. Ask House Leadership–Speaker Pelosi and Leader Hoyer–to allow H. Res. 114 consideration for Unanimous Consent vote or passage

I. Target List–CALL IN DROVES TODAY! “Please cosponsor H. Res. 114 today in honor of _______ who-[fought DIPG/is fighting for their life] please, for kids all across the USA fighting to stay alive long enough for a cure. We can’t get help to these kids fast enough; we need this Resolution! Just 2 more signatures to a House Majority!”

  • Don Bacon NE-2, Anjalie Bartee–DMG patient, 202-225-4155
  • Scott Perry PA-10, Bill Kohler and his son Ayden, 202-225-5836
  • Marc Veasey TX-33, Gabriella’s Smile Foundation for Gabriella Torres and TX kids everywhere, 202-225-9897
  • Lloyd Doggett TX-35, Torres family lives in this district, 202-225-4865
  • Don Beyer, VA-8, Jonathan Agin, daughter Alexis Agin inspired DIPG Collaborative leadership, 202-225-4376
  • Carolyn Maloney, NY-12, Cassie Diaz-Jayce Diaz, fighter, 202-225-7944
  • David Scott, GA-13, Tyson Waid–fighter, 202-225-2939
  • Tom Rice SC-7, Kendall Brown (recently deceased) 202-225-9895
  • Anthony Brown MD-4, Jack Overton (recently deceased) 202-225-8699
  • John Sarbanes MD-3, Jack Overton (recently deceased), Bryanna’s Love Foundation in his district, 202-225-4016
  • –>with all Maryland contacts reference the Michael Mosier Defeat DIPG Foundation who inspired the May 17 designation in the National Resolution. Leader Hoyer is MD-5, and Jack Overton’s Congressman. His grandmother is in Anthony Brown’s district.

II. Jackie Speier is the Lead Sponsor and she’s the only one who can make this “ask” so that other Members may also ask. So we encourage her to make this move and encourage the other co-chairs of the Childhood Cancer Caucus, Members of the Health Subcommittee, to ask the Speaker to support Unanimous Consent for H. Res. 114.

Numbers are 202-225-####

  • Jackie Speier CA-14 lead sponsor, #3531
  • Frank Pallone NJ-6, Chairman Energy and Commerce #2107
  • Yvette Clarke NY-9 Vice Chair, cosponsor, #6231
  • Anna Eshoo CA-18, Chairwoman Health Subcommittee #8104
  • G.K. Butterfield NC-1, Co-Chair CCC Caucus, Vice Chair Subcommittee #3101 original cosponsor
  • Mike Kelly PA-16 Co-Chair CCC, #5406 original cosponsor
  • Michael McCaul TX-10, original cosponsor 2016, #2401

These are the original cosponsors–these would help with supporting Speier approach the Speaker

Sponsor/Cosponsor Joined/Withdrawn On Assigned Committees
Speier, Jackie [D-CA14] Primary Sponsor
Brownley, Julia [D-CA26] Original Cosponsor
Butterfield, George “G.K.” [D-NC1] Original Cosponsor Energy and Commerce – Health Subcommittee Vice Chair
Cohen, Steve [D-TN9] Original Cosponsor
Cárdenas, Tony [D-CA29] Original Cosponsor Energy and Commerce – Health Subcommittee
Dingell, Debbie [D-MI12] Original Cosponsor Energy and Commerce – Health Subcommittee
Fitzpatrick, Brian [R-PA1] Original Cosponsor
Gabbard, Tulsi [D-HI2] Original Cosponsor
Joyce, David [R-OH14] Original Cosponsor
Kelly, Mike [R-PA16] Original Cosponsor
Langevin, James “Jim” [D-RI2] Original Cosponsor
McCaul, Michael [R-TX10] Original Cosponsor
Raskin, Jamie [D-MD8] Original Cosponsor
Schiff, Adam [D-CA28] Original Cosponsor
Smith, Christopher “Chris” [R-NJ4] Original Cosponsor
Soto, Darren [D-FL9] Original Cosponsor Energy and Commerce
Stivers, Steve [R-OH15] Original Cosponsor
Vela, Filemon [D-TX34] Original Cosponsor

III. Check out our awesome partner 4 Square Clobbers Cancer Blog for tweets and calls to House Leadership and to Members: URGENT. AND/OR visit our 218 finish line page 🙂