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    U.S. Members Urged to Contact Elected Officials on Devastating Effects of Sequestration on NIH Research Funding

    Date: August 14, 2012

    Are you concerned about the effect sequestration would have on NIH funding for bone research in the US? A toolkit and video are now available to help you in your communications with your elected representatives regarding the impact that sequestration—drastic budget reductions currently scheduled to go into effect for FY2013—will have on research funding.

    The tool kit was developed by the Coalition for Health Funding and provides:

    • Guidelines and suggestions for writing editorials for local papers, and engaging lawmakers through social media (including sample Tweets)
    • The colorful “Think Before You Cut” patchwork quilt flier
    • Frequently asked questions about “sequestration”
    • Factsheets and talking points
    ASBMR urges our U.S. members to contact your elected officials and ask them to prevent sequestration and protect NIH funding.  We also invite you to join in the conversation on Twitter by using #NDDUnited and #ASBMR.