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Posted by on Feb 21, 2013 in Blog, Gabe Rodreick, Jack Jablonski, SCI CURE, SCI Research Fund Bill, Senator Jeff Hayden | 0 comments

Legislators Du Jour

Hello all,

I told you I would send the names and contact info for the upcoming Committees. Neither committee has scheduled a hearing for the Bill, so that gives us some time to get our message out to them.Pleas take a few minutes to send a message…IT MATTERS and IT MATTERS NOW!

The simplest easiest way to do that is to write an email saying: I support the Jablonski / Rodreick Research Grant Bill.

If you want to write more, here are some suggestions:

  • Tell your story. Tell how a TBI or SCI affected you, a family member or friend.
  • You can also suggest that investing in CURES is good health care policy.
  • Let’s help MN retain its reputation for medical innovation
  • Investing in a CURE for these injuries could make an enormous impact on reducing healthcare costs in MN

Here are the names and emails of the House of Representatives Health and Human Services Policy Committee. Below them are the members of the Senate Health and Human Services Finance Committee, with suggestions for messages to them.

Committee Chair

Tina Liebling (DFL) 651-296-0573

rep.tina.liebling@house.mn

 

Vice Chair

Rena Moran (DFL) 651-296-5158

rep.rena.moran@house.mn

 

Republican Lead

Tara Mack (R) 651-296-5506

rep.tara.mack@house.mn

 

Jim Abeler (R) 651-296-1729

rep.jim.abeler@house.mn

 

Tony Albright (R) 651-296-5185

rep.tony.albright@house.mn

 

Susan Allen (DFL) 651-296-7152

rep.susan.allen@house.mn

 

John Benson (DFL) 651-296-9934

rep.john.benson@house.mn

 

Mary Franson (R) 651-296-3201

rep.mary.franson@house.mn

 

Patti Fritz (DFL) 651-296-8237

rep.patti.fritz@house,mn

 

Glenn Gruenhagen (R) 651-296-4229

rep.glenn.gruenhagen@house.mn

 

Thomas Huntley (DFL) 651-296-2228

rep.thomas.huntley@house.mn

 

Clark Johnson (DFL) 651-296-8634

rep.clark.johnson@house.mn

 

Diane Loeffler (DFL) 651-296-4219

rep.diane.loeffler@house.mn

 

Kathy Lohmer (R) 651-296-4244

rep.kathy.lohmer@house.mn

 

Will Morgan (DFL) 651-296-5387

rep.will.morgan@house.mn

 

Joe Mullery (DFL) 651-296-4262

rep.joe.mullery@house.mn

 

Dan Schoen (DFL) 651-296-4342

rep.dan.schoen@house.mn

 

Joe Schomacker (R) 651-296-5505

rep.joe.schomacker@house.mn

 

JoAnn Ward (DFL) 651-296-7807

rep.joann.ward@house.mn

 

Nick Zerwas (R) 651-296-4237

rep.nick.zerwas@house.mn

 

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Senate Health and Human Services Finance Division. This is going to be the high hurdle committee, because its the money that will be debated here. You can write the same statements as above, but again if you want to write more:

  • Talk about the Return on Investment. SCI costs millions for the lifetime care of an individual, and any functional improvement from the research would significantly reduce those costs.
  • Other states have seen a direct correlation between state funds and moves to clinical trial: California, New Jersey, New York, Florida.
  • State funds significantly increase the likelihood of research being approved for federal NIH grants

 

Chair

Tony Lourey (11, DFL) 651-296-0293

sen.tony.lourey@senate.mn

 

Vice Chair

Melisa Franzen (49, DFL) 651-296-6238

sen.melisa.franzen@senate.mn

 

Ranking Minority Member

Julie A. Rosen (23, R) 651-296-5713

sen.julie.rosen@senate.mn

 

Michelle R. Benson (31, R) 651-296-3219

sen.michelle.benson@senate.mn

 

David M. Brown (15, R) 651-296-8075

sen.david.brown@senate.mn

 

Jim Carlson (51, DFL) 651-297-8073

sen.jim.carlson@senate.mn

 

Greg D. Clausen (57, DFL) 651-296-4120

sen.greg.clausen@senate.mn

 

Kent Eken (04, DFL) 651-296-3205

sen.kent.eken@senate.mn

 

Jeff Hayden (62, DFL) 651-296-4261

sen.jeff.hayden@senate.mn

 

Mary Kiffmeyer (30, R) 651-296-5655

sen.mary.kiffmeyer@senate.mn

 

Kathy Sheran (19, DFL) 651-296-6153

sen.kathy.sheran@senate.mn

 

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