Letter from TBDA re Lyme Disease Bill in New York
I hope this letter finds you well. As you may have heard, Governor Cuomo expressed his intention to sign into law New York State Lyme disease legislation S07854 and A07558B-which is presumably great news for the Lyme disease community-but he wants to make tweaks and amendments to the bill before signing. It is crucial that Governor Cuomo sign the bill as it currently stands, without any further amendments. Further amendments could diminish the bill’s efficacy. We have updated the Governor Cuomo letter on Voter Voice to reflect the current situation.
As a community, we must make sure the governor signs the bill as it stands. The NYS Coalition on Lyme and Tick-borne Diseases has launched a campaign to write 10,000 letters to Governor Cuomo in ten days. If you are a New York resident, please use the link above and add your voice to this crititcally important campaign. This is an updated campaign page. It is incredibly important that you write to the governor using the revised letter, even if you have done so before. The lives of thousands of New Yorkers depend on your involvement.
For more information regarding this legislation and other ways you can get involved, please use the two links below.
Thank you for your support.
Co-Chairman and Co-Founder of Tick-Borne Disease Alliance