While Republicans and Democrats play partisan politics over Obamacare and a government shutdown, their antics are threatening the nation’s commitment to critical Alzheimer’s research. Alzheimer’s research is not just another line item in the budget – you and I both know that it’s the key to ending the years of pain and suffering that families face as they battle this disease.
Draconian budget cuts – known as “the sequester” – went into effect earlier this year and have cut funding for Alzheimer’s research and other programs. Right now, Congress is considering multiple bills to keep the government from shutting down while a longer-term spending bill is negotiated. Unless we put pressure on Congress to stop the sequester, deep cuts to Alzheimer’s research are likely to continue for years to come.
Join thousands of other supporters to speak out before Monday’s budget deadline. We can’t let these cuts become the new normal.
More than 350 leading Alzheimer’s researchers agree that we can prevent and effectively treat Alzheimer’s by 2025 – and it could even be sooner if critical investments and reforms are made. We must SUBSTANTIALLY INCREASE funding for Alzheimer’s research in the next 5 years and we must DRAMATICALLY SHRINK the time it takes to get new, safe therapies to market.USAgainstAlzheimer’s is a community of enraged and engaged individuals who have been touched by Alzheimer’s disease and are committed to achieving the bold and attainable goal of ending Alzheimer’s.