A couple weeks ago, I was camping in the “mountains” of western Maryland (sorry, for this guy who grew up in the Intermountain West, it is hard for me to call these mountains) and I got to talking to another guy who was camping. We were introducing ourselves. He is a former Congressional staffer who works in the Administration now. I told him I worked at the National Fragile X Foundation and, instinctively, started explaining what Fragile X is. He said, “Oh, I know about Fragile X. You can’t work on the Hill and not hear about Fragile X.”
This – this is why we do what we do. Because of the hard work of NFXF advocates over the past 20 years, decision-makers in Congress know what Fragile X is. Being present, persistent, and problem-solving is what gets things done in Congress.
Which brings me to another important action as an NFXF Advocate – voting! Many of you have probably already voted. For those who haven’t and need help navigating the web of state rules and procedures, https://howto.vote/ can help you. Check it out.
Remember – while the national election is top-of-mind, your local elections from the state office to the school board likely have a bigger impact on your day-to-day life.
Take care, and if the upcoming election is stressing you out, take a night and go camping or glamping – your choice.