Jaleesa Holden, NFXF Communications Manager, shares her experience as a first-time advocate at NFXF Advocacy Day 2023.
If you have ever spent more than 5 minutes with Dillon Kelley, you know two things—you know about Fragile X and you know that, one day, Dillon Kelley will be a member of Congress.
In preparation for the National Fragile X Foundation's Advocacy Day 2017, we are publishing initial details on our "asks" for this year's meetings. It is our goal to provide each advocate ample time to prepare, in an effort to ease anxiety related to the day. Our asks, as always, are bipartisan and reflect the best interests of our community. Personal politics have no place in Advocacy Day so we hope each of you will come to Washington, DC prepared to share your story and fight for the needs of all those living with Fragile X.
NFXF advocates have been to Washington every year since 2004, and we’ll be there on March 1, 2017, on our 14th consecutive year. Some years, our high hopes were realized and new programs were created because of our hard work. Other years, turmoil in all quarters put us at-risk for cuts, or elimination, but we were thrilled to maintain the status quo. Last year, we stayed in the game and made new, or nurtured, old relationships to make sure we’d be there when the budget reigns loosened. This year our budget balancing act continues, and new friendships with eager learners await our advocates smiling faces. Join us and help us fight the good fight.
A $1.75 million grant to continue research on Fragile X syndrome was given to the Institute for Basic Research (IBR), Willowbrook, by the Centers for Disease Control. Fragile X syndrome is the most common known cause [...]
Some may call me a Washington Insider. I work inside the Beltway as a lobbyist who meets with Members of Congress every day trying to make a case for action. My office is right next to the Capitol. You could also call me a Fragile X Insider.
(c) Photo: Laura Gilmore For more than 10 years the NFXF has been participating in the life-sized chess game that is the federal budget. Even before the decision was made to bring the [...]