Did You Know?
Adopt a Legislator
Know Where Your Lawmakers Stand on Stem Cell Research
is a grassroots organization that believes a cure for paralysis can be
achieved in this decade. Our mission is to:
- Educate the public about the cruel realities of living with
- Deliver the message that paralysis strikes randomly and
without warning, robbing its victims of abilities and dreams in a split
- Raise public awareness of viable cure options
- Promote the cure message with a variety of legislative and
media outreach strategies
Why Cure Advocacy?
Rights and Freedoms are won through activism. The time is NOW to fight for:
- The United States would still be under British rule;
- African Americans would still live in slavery's chains.
- Women would not have the right to vote.
- People with Disabilities would still be institutionalized.
The Paralyzed Community's
Bill of Rights
Let Your Voice Be Heard
- We hold these truths to be self-evident:
- All humans are created equal and are entitled to certain
unalienable Rights, including Life, Liberty, Independence and the
pursuit of Happiness;
- Governments are instituted among humankind to secure these
rights, and if they fail, it is the Right of the people to alter or
abolish such Governments in order to effect Safety and Happiness;
- Spinal Cord Injury robs its victims of Liberty and
Independence; the Search for a Cure is their Pursuit of Happiness.
- Deliver the message that SCI can happen to you or a loved
one in a heartbeat
- Educate the public and our legislators about the desperate
need for a cure
- Spread the news about the many promising cure
therapies that need funding
- Work with other organizations to separate fact from fiction
in the debate over stem cell therapies
Help Unlock the Prison of
Raise funds and awareness for research related to spinal cord injury
and other neurological disorders such as those listed below.
efforts that need your support:
methods that work - ways that you can make a difference:
- Send faxes, e-mails or make phone calls to your state or
federal representatives; ask them to support pending legislation or
initiatives that support the cure.
- Meet directly with legislators to persuade them to sponsor
and/or pass bills.
- Get involved in or initiate your own petition/signature
drive; these require the collection of a specific number of signatures
to get a bill on a ballot.
- Public awareness campaigns; get involved in
walkathons, hand out flyers, purchase clothing, bumper stickers,
business cards, create websites, etc., whatever it takes to get the
message out there and/or get media attention.
- Submit opinion editorials to your local newspaper to
express your views regarding policy decisions that affect SCI research.
- Make a tax deductable donation or start a community
fundraiser to support a SCI research oriented organization or