Support Global Polio Eradication Efforts

polio_advocacy alertTell your Representative to co-sponsor H. Res. 704

Eradicating polio is within our grasp. Only once in the world’s history have we wiped out a disease, smallpox, and today we are on the verge of doing it again. 

Right now, world leaders are listening. In May, the World Health Organization declared polio a global emergency because until it’s completely wiped out, polio is a threat to children everywhere. 

The U.S. House of Representatives is considering a bill that recognizes the progress made in polio eradication, and encourages continued involvement of the U.S. government in global polio eradication efforts. Let’s make sure the U.S. government remains committed to polio eradication and global vaccines.

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Send a letter to your Representative telling them to support polio eradication.

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I Support Global Polio Eradication Efforts: Please co-sponsor H. Res. 704

Dear [Decision Maker],

As your constituent and a supporter of Shot@Life, I strongly urge you to show your support for polio eradication efforts by becoming a co-sponsor of H. Res. 704, Commending Rotary International and others for their efforts to prevent and eradicate polio.

This bill confirms continued Congressional support for polio eradication efforts and the work of the U.S. government and non-governmental organizations in the endeavor to eradicate polio.

Polio attacks a child's nervous system and can cause muscle weakness, paralysis or even death. Thanks to polio vaccination, five million people who would have otherwise been paralyzed are able to walk, polio cases are down 99 percent, and we are close to ending this disease forever.

Never before has the world been this close to eradicating polio. However, the disease has recently reemerged in areas that had been polio-free for years. Polio remains endemic in three countries: Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan. Until permanently eradicated, polio anywhere remains a real threat to children everywhere.




Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to hearing from you on this issue.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]