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Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act

Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act

Please urge your representatives to support and vote for this legislation
. Otherwise, welcome to Gattica.

A bill to prevent genetic information discrimination (losing your employment or insurance because of your genetic make-up), HR 1227, is in need of your help right now. It was introduced by a Republican (Judy Biggert - IL), it passed the senate unanimously, the President has said in writing (SAP, February 2005) and in a radio address that he will sign it.

We have found that if a constituent asks a Republican representative to sign on, they usually do! So this is simple - if you live in the district of any of these representatives, please call and ask him or her to sign on to HR 1227 [93 Democrats and 73 Republicans are cosponsors currently]. Here is a call script you can use.

Once you reach them, email us and tell us that you asked them. We will follow up with a call to remind them of your request.


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