S. 3726, CARE for Long COVID Act

Objective: Secure additional support for the CARE for Long COVID Act.

Deadline: Dec. 31, 2022.

Get Involved: Contact your Senator to request that they cosponsor the CARE for Long COVID Act. Refer to our position letter, below, for more information about this legislation and why it is important.

  1. Use the link above to locate the contact information for your Senators.
  2. Call your Senator’s office and ask to speak to a staffer that handles health care issues.
  3. If the health care staffer is unavailable, you can leave a message for them or call back again at a later date. Alternatively, you can ask for their email address and contact them through email.
  4. Refer to the Conversation Guide below for tips on engaging with your Senator’s health staffer.
  5. You can also refer to the Engagement Toolkit for guidance on how to effectively engage with your Senator’s staff.

Conversation Guide: This conversation should take between 2-5 minutes, depending on how much information you’re able to share about how you have been personally affected by this issue.

  1. Begin the conversation by communicating the city and state that you reside in to confirm that you are a constituent of this Senator.
  2. If possible, share how you have personally been affected by COVID-19 and/or long COVID. If you are a long COVID patient, share information about the symptoms you are experiencing and any challenges you are having accessing treatment or support. Information about the financial burden of long COVID and information about how your employment or earning capacity have been affected is also relevant. If possible, convey a sense of urgency about your situation.
  3. Request that the your Senator cosponsor the CARE for Long COVID Act to support constituents in his state, like you, who have been affected by long COVID.
  4. Thank the staffer for their time and conclude the conversation.
  5. You can continue to engage with your Senator’s office on this topic in the future. There is nothing wrong with calling your Senator’s office again on another day to repeat your request.
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