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Executive Committee

Sharon F. Terry, Chair,
Genetic Alliance

Robert Wells,
Affymetrix


Cynthia Pellegrini,
American Academy of Pediatrics

Joann Boughman,
American Society of Human Genetics

Timothy Leshan,
Brown University


Marla Gilson,
Hadassah

Barbara Harrison,
National Society of Genetic Counselors

Jeremy Gruber,
National Workrights Institute

Help GINA progress through the Senate!
            Tell the Senate to take action on GINA!

The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, or GINA, (S.358) is on the verge of passing, after 12 long years!  The House bill (H.R.493) passed 420-3 on April 25 and the Senate bill has been reported out of committee. We just need the full Senate to vote on the bill to get it to the President’s desk!

Tell your senators to push for GINA to come to the floor for a vote!  A list of senators and their contact information is below.  Please take a few minutes to tailor the sample letter below on your letterhead and fax it to the Senate.  Feel free to insert personal reasons for your support of the bill into the text.

There is power in numbers!  Tell your friends, family, coworkers, and other members of your organization to take action now.  We must make a big impact on this issue, and if every senator is contacted multiple times, we can make it happen!

Sample Letter

Dear Senator ____,

I support the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, or GINA, (S.358).  I am writing to ask for your support for this legislation to come to the floor and pass.

It is astounding that this bill, which the Senate has passed unanimously in the 108th and 109th Congresses, has not passed in the 110th yet.  The House passed it 420-3 on April 25, 2007. This bill protects all Americans from the misuse of genetic information in employment and health insurance decisions. With these protections in place, Americans will be able to use genetics in medicine without fear of misuse of their genetic information.

More than 140 national patient groups, academic institutions, research centers, companies, women’s organizations, labor organizations, and the millions of Americans endorse this legislation.  We represent every sector of society in this nation, and we urge passage of GINA.

Thank you for your time.

Best,
___

List of Senators

Senator Phone Fax
Daniel Akaka (D-HI) 202.224.6361 202.224.2126
Lamar Alexander (R-TN) 202.224.4944 202.228.3398
Wayne Allard (R-CO) 202.224.5941 202.224.6471
Max Baucus (D-MT) 202.224.2651 202.224.0515
Evan Bayh (D-IN) 202.224.5623 202.228.1377
Robert Bennett (R-UT) 202.224.5444 202.228.1168
Joseph Biden (D-DE) 202.224.5042 202.224.0139
Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) 202.224.5521 202.224.2852
Christopher Bond (R-MO) 202.224.5721 202.224.8149
Barbara Boxer (D-CA) 202.224.3553 202.956.6701
Sherrod Brown (D-OH) 202.224.2315 202.228.6321
Sam Brownback (R-KS) 202.224.6521 202.228.1265
Jim Bunning (R-KY) 202.224.4343 202.228.1373
Richard Burr (R-NC) 202.224.3154 202.228.2981
Robert Byrd (D-WV) 202.224.3954 202.228.0002
Maria Cantwell (D-WA) 202.224.3441 202.228.0514
Benjamin Cardin (D-MD) 202.224.4524 202.224.1651
Thomas Carper (D-DE) 202.224.2441 202.228.2190
Robert Casey (D-PA) 202.224.6324 202.228.0604
Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) 202.224.3521 202.224.0103
Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) 202.224.4451 202.228.0282
Tom Coburn (R-OK) 202.224.5754 202.224.6008
Thad Cochran (R-MS) 202.224.5054 202.224.9450
Norm Coleman (R-MN) 202.224.5641 202.224.1152
Susan Collins (R-ME) 202.224.2523 202.224.2693
Kent Conrad (D-ND) 202.224.2043 202.224.7776
Bob Corker (R-TN) 202.224.3344 202.228.0566
John Cornyn (R-TX) 202.224.2934 202.228.2856
Larry Craig (R-ID) 202.224.2752 202.228.1067
Mike Crapo (R-ID) 202.224.6142 202.228.1375
Jim DeMint (R-SC) 202.224.6121 202.228.5143
Christopher Dodd (D-CT) 202.224.2823 202.224.1083
Elizabeth Dole (R-NC) 202.224.6342 202.224.1100
Pete Domenici (R-NM) 202.224.6621 202.228.3261
Byron Dorgan (D-ND) 202.224.2551 202.224.1193
Richard Durbin (D-IL) 202.224.2152 202.228.0400
John Ensign (R-NV) 202.224.6244 202.228.2193
Michael Enzi (R-WY) 202.224.3424 202.228.0359
Russ Feingold (D-WI) 202.224.5323 202.224.2725
Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) 202.224.3841 202.228.3954
Lindsey Graham (R-SC) 202.224.5972 202.224.3808
Charles Grassley (R-IA) 202.224.3744 202.224.6020
Judd Gregg (R-NH) 202.224.3324 202.224.4952
Chuck Hagel (R-NE) 202.224.4224 202.224.5213
Tom Harkin (D-IA) 202.224.3254 202.224.9369
Orrin Hatch (R-UT) 202.224.5251 202.224.6331
Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) 202.224.5922 202.224.0776
James Inhofe (R-OK) 202.224.4721 202.228.0380
Daniel Inouye (D-HI) 202.224.3934 202.224.6747
Johnny Isakson (R-GA) 202.224.3643 202.228.0724
Tim Johnson (D-SD) 202.224.5842 202.228.5765
Edward Kennedy (D-MA) 202.224.4543 202.224.2417
John Kerry (D-MA) 202.224.2742 202.224.8525
Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) 202.224.3244 202.228.2186
Herbert Kohl (D-WI) 202.224.5653 202.224.9787
Jon Kyl (R-AZ) 202.224.4521 202.224.2207
Mary Landrieu (D-LA) 202.224.5824 202.224.9735
Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) 202.224.3224 202.228.4054
Patrick Leahy (D-VT) 202.224.4242 202.224.3479
Carl Levin (D-MI) 202.224.6221 202.224.1388
Joseph Lieberman (D-CT) 202.224.4041 202.224.9750
Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) 202.224.4843 202.228.1371
Trent Lott (R-MS) 202.224.6253 202.224.2262
Richard Lugar (R-IN) 202.224.4814 202.228.0360
Mel Martinez (R-FL) 202.224.3041 202.228.5171
John McCain (R-AZ) 202.224.2235 202.228.2862
Claire McCaskill (D-MO) 202.224.6154 202.228.6326
Mitch McConnell (R-KY) 202.224.2541 202.224.2499
Robert Menendez (D-NJ) 202.224.4744 202.228.2197
Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) 202.224.4654 202.224.8858
Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) 202.224.6665 202.224.5301
Patty Murray (D-WA) 202.224.2621 202.224.0238
Ben Nelson (D-NE) 202.224.6551 202.228.0012
Bill Nelson (D-FL) 202.224.5274 202.228.2183
Barack Obama (D-IL) 202.224.2854 202.228.5417
Mark Pryor (D-AR) 202.224.2353 202.228.0908
Jack Reed (D-RI) 202.224.4642 202.224.4680
Harry Reid (D-NV) 202.224.3542 202.224.7327
Pat Roberts (R-KS) 202.224.4774 202.224.3514
John Rockefeller (D-WV) 202.224.6472 202.224.7665
Ken Salazar (D-CO) 202.224.5852 202.228.5036
Bernard Sanders (I-VT) 202.224.5141 202.228.0776
Charles Schumer (D-NY) 202.224.6542 202.228.3027
Jeff Sessions (R-AL) 202.224.4124 202.224.3149
Richard Shelby (R-AL) 202.224.5744 202.224.3416
Gordon Smith (R-OR) 202.224.3753 202.228.3997
Olympia Snowe (R-ME) 202.224.5344 202.224.1946
Arlen Specter (R-PA) 202.224.4254 202.228.1229
Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) 202.224.4822 202.228.0325
Ted Stevens (R-AK) 202.224.3004 202.224.2354
John Sununu (R-NH) 202.224.2841 202.228.4131
Jon Tester (D-MT) 202.224.2644 202.224.8594
Craig Thomas (R-WY) 202.224.6441 202.224.1724
John Thune (R-SD) 202.224.2321 202.228.5429
David Vitter (R-LA) 202.224.4623 202.228.5061
George Voinovich (R-OH) 202.224.3353 202.228.1382
John Warner (R-VA) 202.224.2023 202.224.6295
Jim Webb (D-VA) 202.224.4024 202.228.6363
Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) 202.224.2921 202.228.6362
Ron Wyden (D-OR) 202.224.5244 202.228.2717

 

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