Petition update

Keep Speaking Out To #StopTheShock!

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network

Apr 30, 2018 — Hello everyone!

Thank you again for all of your support. We're so grateful to every single one of you for signing, sharing, tweeting, and taking other actions to amplify our calls to #StopTheShock. We wanted to take a moment to provide a few exciting updates:

We know there’s enormous strength in numbers, and our signature count has surpassed a quarter of a million! We're excited about this development and look forward to delivering all of your signatures to the FDA's doorstep. Make sure to keep sharing the petition on social media and encouraging your friends to add their names!

We also want to call your attention to the other actions you can take to help #StopTheShock. Our next call-in day is coming up on May 4, and we hope you'll join us. We’ll be flooding the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) with calls to ensure we can’t be ignored. Mark yourself as “Going” on the event page to get updates, scripts, and tips:

We're also very pleased to report that the 500+ tweets in the #StopTheShock hashtag have generated over 1 million combined impressions on Twitter. We encourage you to keep tweeting CDRH and the FDA at @FDADeviceInfo and @US_FDA. We've even set up some pre-written tweets you can use and send with just three clicks:

Thank you all again so much for adding your name to our growing list of people calling for an end to the inhumane use of electric shock devices on people with disabilities. For more information and more ways to help, visit

Zoe Gross
Director of Operations
Autistic Self Advocacy Network

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