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April 11, 2023
Northwest Parkinson’s Community,
April 11 is World Parkinson’s Day. On this important day, I wanted to provide you an update on last year’s legislation called the National Plan to End Parkinson’s Act!
The National Plan to End Parkinson’s Act (House Resolution 8585 and Senate Bill 4851) has been re-introduced in this year’s 118th Congress as the National Parkinson’s Project (H.R.2365 and S.1064).
There are currently fourteen Representatives signed on in support of the bill in the House. None of which are from our four-state region which includes Alaska, Montana, Idaho, and Washington.
There are currently eight Senators signed on in support of the bill in the Senate. Of our four states, only Senator Dan Sullivan from Alaska has signed on in support thus far.
Let’s make it a clean sweep and encourage all of our elected leaders to sign on in support of this important legislation. Let them know what you think!
Here is a list of each State’s Senate and House representation in this year’s Congress. A link to each member’s website is provided for your convenience.
Senator Dan Sullivan (signed on)
Senator Lisa Murkowski
At Large Representative Mary Sattler Peltola
Senator Steve Daines
Senator Jon Tester
District 1 Representative Ryan K. Zinke
District 2 Representative Matthew M. Rosendale Sr.
Senator Mike Crapo
Senator James E. Risch
District 1 Representative Russ Fulcher
District 2 Representative Michael Simpson
Senator Patty Murray
Senator Maria Cantwell
District 1 Representative Suzan K. DelBene
District 2 Representative Rick Larsen
District 3 Representative Maria Gluesenkamp Perez
District 4 Representative Dan Newhouse
District 5 Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers
District 6 Representative Derek Kilmer
District 7 Representative Pramila Jayapal
District 8 Representative Kim Schrier
District 9 Representative Adam Smith
Please do your part. Contact your Congressperson today and let them know, in your own words, why it’s important for them to sign on in support of this long overdue legislation.
Virgil Sweeney, MBA | Executive Director
Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation
D. 206.748.9482| C. 206.759.0335
3010 77th Avenue SE Suite 101
Mercer Island, WA 98040