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Advocacy Day

On May 13, 2008, the Arkansas Respiratory Health Association will join forces with lung health organizations from all over the United States in Washington DC to advocate for polices that support people living with lung disease. Become involved by learning about these critical lung health issues and advocating for the passage of this lifesaving legislation.

Learn more about the United for Lung Health Advocacy Day on May 13 and how you can help.
Priority Issues for the U.S. Senate
Priority Issues for the U.S House

Take Action today. Ask your Senators and House of Representative member to support this critical lung health legislation.

Join us in Taking Action by:

• Writing a letter to your Senator and your member of the House of Representatives
• Requesting support or co-sponsorship of these legislative bills.
• Copy the Arkansas Respiratory Health Association at lmatthews@lungark.org on the action you take so that we may better represent our constituents on Capitol Hill.

How to Find the Sponsors and Co-sponsors of Congressional Bills

To find out which members of Congress have co-sponsored legislation of interest or track to see if your member has already co-sponsored legislation follow these steps:

• Use the Thomas website, which is sponsored by the Library of Congress
• In the Search Bill Text type in bill number for example HR 621 (include space) or S 1484
• On the next page that comes up the bill you are looking for, usually the very first one is highlighted. Click on it
• On the next page, you can click on Bill Summary and Status

That takes you to the next page which lists among other information the total number of co sponsors, who they are and the date that they co-sponsored the legislation.

State and State Legislature Web Sites
Every state has its own webpage. Simply type in www.state.(insert your 2 letter state abbreviation).us. For Arkansas, the link to the state’s home page is www.state.ar.us.

Other links to state government information can be found on the National Council of State Legislatures.

Or for detailed information on the state Governors including staff directories and contact information go to the National Governor's Association website.

For the Arkansas General Assembly updates, go to http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/