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Congress supports Alzheimer’s work
At the urging of the Alzheimer’s Association and more than 600,000 advocates who called, sent postcards and visited their legislators, Congress passed and President Obama has signed into a fiscal 2014 funding bill that includes an unprecedented $122 million increase for Alzheimer’s research, education, outreach and caregiver support.
On behalf of the 80,000 Kentuckians and 120,000 Indiana residents who have Alzheimer’s and the nearly 600,000 family members and friends who care for them, we want to extend a special thanks to the Kentucky and Southern Indiana legislators who voted in favor of this funding: John Yarmuth, Hal Rogers, Larry Bucshon, Ed Whitfield, Brett Guthrie, Andy Barr and Todd Young.
Federal and state monies, combined with local chapters’ continued fundraising efforts, are critical to:
The federal Alzheimer’s funding increase is a significant milestone in changing the trajectory of Alzheimer’s that, without intervention, means more than 97,000 Kentuckians and 130,000 Indiana residents will be living with Alzheimer’s by 2025.
When the Kentucky and Southern Indiana Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Associations gathers advocates to meet legislators in Frankfort this week, we hope our state lawmakers join with their federal counterparts to join with us in the effort to prevent and effectively treat Alzheimer’s by 2025, and to provide funding to support families and caregivers dealing with the disease along the way.
Kentucky and Southern Indiana Chapter
Concerned about IRS infringements
I am writing to inform the community of a very real threat to our freedom of speech by the IRS and the Obama administration.
The IRS is proposing regulations to restrict nonprofits, such as American Family Association, the Tea Party, Family Research Council and others like them, from speaking about electoral candidates, their voting history and political viewpoints.
I believe this is a grave threat to not only the freedom of speech but also to non-profit organizations themselves and an attempt to shut them down all together.
We must take a stand and continue to fight for our freedoms. If we do not fight this, this will be only the beginning to the loss of our freedom. The beginning of liberty being taken away from our churches and ultimately the individuals who voice their opinions opposite those who hold government offices.
I urge everyone to call, write or tweet Congress to stop this proposal that attacks the first amendment. Call your U.S. representative and U.S. senators at 202-224-3121 and ask them to stop this IRS rule.