Sign The Petition
The Epilepsy Foundation is leading the fight to increase funding for research and programs, stop discrimination, and improve access to care.
To help us in this fight we need to tell Congress how crucial epilepsy issues are and urge them to stand with the epilepsy community.There are many important initiatives coming up and we need Congress to pass them.Ask Congress to support the epilepsy community in these three important areas:
1.Increased epilepsy funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).
2.Support Innovation and new therapies, for example reintroducing and passing the MODDERN Cures Act.
3.Supporting the Convention or the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) to ensure those living with disabilities throughout the world are treated with respect and dignity.
By signing the petition, you can help us persuade legislators across the country to stand with the epilepsy community and help us work towards a cure.
Nearly 3 million Americans have epilepsy and 200,000 new cases are diagnosed yearly.For most, there is no cure and many with epilepsy face discrimination and difficulty accessing care.
I strongly urge policymakers to stand with the epilepsy community and to support increased funding, innovation and new therapies, and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, so that we can end discrimination and work towards a cure.