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Petitioning Representative John Dingell and 22 others

Support Mandated Veteran Specific Data Collection and Reporting within Medical Research Legislation

This petition is an appeal to the National MS Society and the sponsors of Legislation H.R. 2595, the National Neurological Diseases Surveillance System Act of 2011. We request mandated, veteran focused epidemiological reporting of autoimmune diseases within legislation and research to the Veterans Administration and the Center for Disease Control, specific to auto-immune diseases and Multiple Sclerosis. 

Military veterans have experienced unique vaccine protocols, environmental and chemical exposures through their selfless service to their country. Gulf War veterans suffered a plethora of exposures and have reported a higher than normal rate of Multiple Sclerosis. The National MS Society commonly includes veterans in their justifications for research and legislation. However, there must be mandated veteran-focused data reporting to the Veterans Administration and the Centers for Disease Control that will benefit both the veteran population by tracking diagnosis trends and provide environmental exposure data valuable to the entire MS community.

We ask that you support veterans by asking for mandated veteran-focused elements within proposed research and legislation.

 

 

30% of Gulf War veterans are ill. "I don't think that the US population understands the epidemic proportion." - Dr. James Baraniuk, Georgetown University.

For more information regarding Gulf War illness and Gulf War veterans: http://youtu.be/r3M5LXobDTc

 

Letter to
Representative John Dingell
Representative Nita Lowey
Representative Joe Pitts
and 20 others
Representative Tim Murphy
Representative Marsha Blackburn
Representative Joe Barton
Representative Michael Burgess
Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers
Representative Jan Schakowsky
Representative Mark Pocan
Representative Jerrold Nadler
Representative Frank Pallone
Representative Robert Pittenger
Members of Congressional Subcommittee on Health
Executive Vice President, NMSS The National MS Society
Representative Mike Rogers
Representative Thomas Cotton
Representative Kevin McCarthy
Representative Brad Sherman
Representative Phil Gingrey
Representative Ed Whitfield
Representative Fred Upton
U.S. House of Representatives
I just signed the following petition addressed to: The National MS Society and the Congressional Subcommittee on Health.

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Mandated Reporting of Veteran Illnesses

We are petitioning the National MS Society to provide Veteran specific reporting of autoimmune diseases within legislation and research to the Veterans Administration and the Center for Disease Control, specific to auto-immune diseases and Multiple Sclerosis.

Military veterans have experienced unique vaccine protocols, environemntal and chemical exposures through their selfless service to their country. Gulf War veterans suffered a plethora of exposures and have reported a higher than normal rate of Multiple Sclerosis. The National MS Society commonly includes veterans in their justifications for research and legislation. However, there must be mandated veteran-focused data reporting to the Veterans Administration and the Centers for Disease Control that will both benefit the veteran population by tracking diagnosis trends and provide environmental exposure data valuable to the entire MS community.

We ask that you support veterans by asking for mandated veteran-focused elements within proposed research and legislation.

For more information regarding Gulf War veterans and Gulf War illnesses, please watch: http://youtu.be/r3M5LXobDTc
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Sincerely,