Where Do Your Candidates Stand
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Medical research is woven into the fabric of our lives. Have you used an over-the-counter medicine to reduce your childís fever or taken an antibiotic to treat the strep throat that's been going around the office? Have you bought a total-care toothpaste your dentist recommended or know someone who received a stent after a heart attack? Thatís medical research.

  • Candidates, where does medical progress fit among your priorities?


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  • Voters, will your candidates accelerate or stall medical progress?


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But medical research costs money ó it requires investment by government and industry both. The government invests in the noncommercial basic research that lays the groundwork for private sector-funded medical advances ó preventative measures, diagnostic tools, treatments and cures.

What does this mean when it comes to this yearís congressional elections? If we donít know where medical progress fits among the priorities of the people we elect, we will all pay the price. Will America win or lose the race against Alzheimerís? Will cancer survival rates decrease or increase? Will children continue to die from diseases we are steps away from conquering?

2013 Rally for Medical Research, Washington DC [photo: flickr user afagen]

Ask your Candidates ó find out if they care about your future and share your values.

Ask your candidates to take a stand on medical progress. Will they stall it or fuel it? Use the map below to find your candidates and ask them to fill you in. Their willingness to take a stand could save your life.

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