Support Epilepsy Awareness Resolution in the House of Representatives
July 14, 2011
The Epilepsy Foundation urges you to join our efforts to have every Representative as a cosponsor of House Resolution 298! House Resolution 298 seeks to boost epilepsy awareness in the federal agencies, it does not require any federal funding.
Join in our efforts to have every member of the House of Representatives as a cosponsor this important awareness statement – take action and call your Representative today.
The Epilepsy Foundation strongly supports House Resolution 298 as a first step toward the introduction of legislation that would create a national epilepsy awareness campaign to increase the understanding of epilepsy and seizures in the workplace, schools and communities. Nearly 3 million Americans have epilepsy, yet epilepsy and seizures remains largely misunderstood by the public.
The Epilepsy Foundation is particularly concerned about the lack of epilepsy awareness among educators, employers, medical professionals and first responders as they often come into contact with someone having a seizure.This lack of understanding can have a serious impact on the access to communities, treatment, employment or education for people with epilepsy.
The Epilepsy Foundation is grateful for the leadership and support of Representatives Jo Ann Emerson (MO), Ed Perlmutter (CO) and Dan Benishek (MI), who introduced House Resolution 298.
Please take time to contact your Representative today!