July 7 Congressional Office Meetings

These districts today were previously supporters of the Resolution during the last session of Congress.  Times of meeting are represented in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

10:00am:  Office of Congresswoman Michelle Fischbach (MN-07) with Sr. Legislative Assistant Will Smethers (previously represented by Congressman Peter Collins)

11:00am:  Office of Congresswoman Vicki Hartzler (MO-4) with Colleen Castle, Legislative Assistant

15:00h (3pm):  Office of Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) with Disha Banik, Legislative Assistant

16:00h (4pm) Office of Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) with Carl Roberts, Legislative Assistant

Meeting format:  

  1. Group facilitator gives background to H. Res. 404, now in its 4th Congress, majority of signatures last session, hoping for passage for our children this session to raise urgently needed awareness, and to attract a cure and more expedient diagnosis/treatment access process.  
  2. Attendees share their experience with DIPG/childhood brain cancer and give their personal perspective on the importance of awareness. 
  3. We support ALL Childhood Cancer Legislation or Childhood Disease/Treatment related policies. If the aide asks, “What else would you like us to look at?” our #1 and #2 go-tos are:

Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act 2.0 (HR 623)

Fairness to Kids With Cancer Act of 2021 (HR 2210)

Contact admin@dipgadvocacy.org for attendance or questions.

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