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Join us for Congressional Sleep Health & Safety Briefing


Sleep Research Society
Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Sleep for Health & Safety
B-340 Rayburn House Office Building
April 10, 2014 at 12:00pm

The Sleep Research Society and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine are conducting a Sleep for Health & Safety congressional briefing on Thursday, April 10. The meeting on Capitol Hill, which will be co-hosted by Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) and Rep. Mike Honda (D-CA), will update congressional staffers about recent developments in sleep and circadian research and clinical sleep medicine, emphasizing the importance of healthy sleep for public health and transportation safety. Speakers will include AASM and SRS leaders, and a presentation will be made by an official from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

The SRS encourages all members to invite your congressional office staffers to attend this important briefing. Please use the resources below or contact policy@aasmnet.org for assistance.

Identify & Contact Your Congressional Offices

U.S. House of Representatives
Go to www.house.gov and enter your ZIP code in the top right corner. Phone calls work best; however, please feel free to email your Representative’s health care staffer.

U.S. Senate
Go to www.senate.gov and select your state in the “Find Your Senators” box in the upper right hand corner of the webpage. Phone calls work best; however, please feel free to email your Senator’s health care staffer.

Phone/Email Script

My name is [your name]. I am a constituent from [your hometown, state], and a member of the Sleep Research Society. Together with the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, we are hosting a Sleep for Health & Safety congressional lunch briefing on Thursday April 10, 2014, at 12 p.m. in B-340 of the Rayburn House Office Building. I invite your health care and transportation staffer to attend this insightful briefing.

Our speakers will discuss sleep research and the impact of healthy sleep on public health and transportation safety. Presentations will be made by leading sleep experts and by an official from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. California Congressman Mike Honda also will provide remarks at the briefing.

If members of your staff are interested in attending, please have them RSVP to Lesia Griffin at Griffin@hmcw.org or 202-544-7499.

I hope your office will represented at this briefing.

Invitation

Provide additional information to your congressional offices by downloading and sending this congressional briefing invitation.