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Dear Addy,

I recently saw HFA post on Facebook about an advocacy day on Capitol Hill. I wasn鈥檛 able to participate on the day of the event; can I still get involved?

Signed,

Advocacy Amplified


Dear Advocacy,

Yes! The posts you saw were in conjunction with HFA鈥檚 annual Patient Fly-in and Virtual Hill Day on June 10. You can absolutely still get involved. Advocacy is important year-round, and you don鈥檛 have to travel to D.C. to share your story. Here鈥檚 how you can participate:

  • Use HFA鈥檚 Take Action Center and talking points to call or email your legislators. The system is mobile friendly and set up so it only takes a few clicks to make your voice heard.
  • Share and retweet HFA鈥檚 posts on Facebook, Instagram聽and Twitter, and tag your legislators. Add a personal message about why quality, affordable healthcare is important to you.
  • Have you recently had a problem with your health insurance? Take five minutes to participate in Project CALLS! By sharing your story with HFA, you鈥檒l join hundreds of others who have submitted a form and strengthen the case for changing barriers to care.
  • With the August Congressional recess coming soon, read this Dear Addy post on reaching out to your legislator while they are at home for the month 鈥 and then look for opportunities to connect with them!
  • Use HFA鈥檚 Legislative Day Toolkit for information and tips on talking to your legislator.

Thank you for amplifying the voice of the bleeding disorders community on Capitol Hill. Your story could be what makes the difference!

Sincerely,

Addy

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HFA frequently receives questions from the bleeding disorders community related to advocacy issues. The questions often impact the entire community. In an effort to reach the largest audience possible with our responses to these widely applicable questions, HFA developed 鈥淒ear Addy.鈥 Questions submitted to this column are edited in order to protect privacy and should be considered educational only, not individual guidance

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