Friday, January 29, 2010

Thoughts after the State of the Union

This week President Obama delivered his first State of the Union to Congress, which highlighted the ongoing health care reform debate on Capitol Hill.

As this debate carries on, the Alzheimer's Association will continue to work tirelessly to ensure that, as Alzheimer’s advocates, your voice is heard in Washington. Now is not the time to rest, but to continue our commitment to passing reform that works for families affected by Alzheimer’s.

Please take a moment to find out more about our healthcare reform priorities here.

Then please take a moment to let Congress hear your voice – ask your members of Congress to sign on to the Alzheimer’s Breakthrough Act (S.1492/H.R. 3286). This bill will help fund Alzheimer's disease research and provide much needed support for caregivers.

We encourage you to share your thoughts in our comment section below.

-Robert Egge

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Donna Brazile at The Alzheimer's Action Summit

Each year, hundreds of Alzheimer advocates – people with the disease, caregivers, and family members – from across the nation come to Washington, DC to hone their advocacy skills and then share their perspectives, experiences, and recommendations in meetings with their elected representatives. A unique platform of information sharing and learning, the Alzheimer Action Summit truly represents the best of civic engagement in the American political process.

We are pleased to announce our agenda for 2010 includes remarks from veteran political strategist, author and educator Donna Brazile. In addition to gracing several national publications’ “most powerful lists,” Brazile is also the recipient of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s highest award for political achievement. A syndicated columnist and political analyst, Brazile was the first African American woman to manage a presidential campaign in 2000 for then Vice President Al Gore. This seasoned politico, best-selling author and regular CNN and NPR contributor will offer attendees invaluable insights about grassroots advocacy from her extensive experience in local, state and national politics.

Please visit for more information, and to register today.

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Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States

The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

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