Contact Congress to join Dear Colleague in support of NDD

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Hey Network faithful, listen up. If you believe, as I do, that sequestration relief to nondefense discretionary programs is essential to our nation's public health, please consider letting your congressional representatives know today! Let's not let politics hijack what we know is necessary to promote a mentally and physically healthy approach to meeting the needs of children and families across America. This is not a "Democrat" vs. "Republican" issue for us. Rather it is a "Health" vs. No Health" issue. Should be a no-brainer.

Representatives Rosa DeLauro, Chris Van Hollen, and Adam Smith are circulating the attached letter throughout the House of Representatives asking their colleagues to sign on in support of a budget deal that (1) provides sequestration relief to nondefense discretionary (NDD) programs such as education, public health, research, housing, natural resources, etc. and (2) provides equal relief to defense and NDD programs in such a deal.

We need your help NOW to generate support for this letter!

Please contact members of the House of Representatives TODAY and ask them to sign on to the letter no later than COB TODAY, OCTOBER 23.

Our colleagues at NDD United have provided a sample message for you to use in making this request, below. Use as is, or tailor to address your specific priorities.


Okay Network faithful, time is of the essence. Take a few moments today to encourage your congressional representatives to sign on!

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Scott Bryant-Comstock
President & CEO
Children's Mental Health Network


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