Vermont S.258 would allow terminal patients to access treatments not yet approved by the FDA, effectively nullifying the same. It must pass the Senate Committee on Health and Welfare Committee before receiving a vote in the full Senate.
PLEASE TAKE THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS to support this important bill.
1. Call the Senate Committee on Health and Welfare Committee Chair, Claire Ayer. Strongly, but respectfully urge her to move this important bill forward to a vote in her committee. A phone call has 10x the impact of an email.
Ayer: (802) 759-2748
2. Call the rest of the committee members. Again, be strong, but respectful. Urge each of them to take action to move the bills forward and vote YES on S.258.
3. Call Back – any NO or UNDECIDED – in 3-4 days. Make sure to follow-up. If they say YES, be sure to thank them and, if possible, announce their committed YES vote to email and social media contacts. If they say no, politely ask them why. Get the information from them and contact us.
4. Spread the Word. Share this information widely by facebook, twitter, email and other social networks.