Advocacy Center

Take action today on key policies that affect health care access for children and adolescents.

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School-Based Health Center Reauthorization Act (H.R.2075/S.1013) Call for Co-Sponsors

Urge Congress to co-sponsor the School-Based Health Center Reauthorization Act (H.R.2075/S.1013), the bipartisan and bicameral bill that extends the School-Based Health Centers program authorization through 2024. The program’s statutory authorization expired in 2014.  The bill was introduced in the House by Representatives John Sarbanes (D-MD), Paul Tonko (D-NY), Elise Stefanik (R-NY), and Fred Upton (R-MI).  Senate sponsors are Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV).
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What Else Can I Do to Help?

Enter your zip code here to find your legislators’ contact info. You can also reach any House or Senate Member through the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224 3121. Once you have their information:

  1. Call the DC or district office to get the email address for the appropriate staff handling health issues. Telephone calls are taken by a staff assistant or receptionist. First, introduce yourself as a constituent and provide your organization’s name. Then ask for the name of the LA (Legislative Assistant) who handles health issues, along with the correct spelling of their name. You will need this later for email purposes (see bullet #2 below).
  2. Send an email message. You should send an email even if you’ve already left a voicemail. If you haven’t already, use the section above to send an easy, pre-populated message. If you don’t hear back within several days, you may need to send your email again. Staffers are usually swamped, so don’t be discouraged if the staffer is unresponsive at first.The following are the formats for staff email addresses:
    • Senate staff = firstname_lastname@senatorslastname.senate.gov. Example = Senator Smith staffer Tom Jones’ email address would be tom_jones@smith.senate.gov.
    • House staff = firstname.lastname@mail.house.gov. Example = tom.jones@mail.house.gov.
  3. Tweet to your Members. Twitter is a great way for constituents to interact directly with their Members of Congress. To find the Twitter handles (accounts) of your Congressional delegation, click here.
    • If your Member of Congress is already sponsoring this bill, send a tweet of gratitude.
    • If you want to encourage your Member of Congress to sign onto the bill, send a tweet asking them to sign onto the respective House or Senate bill.