There is incredible opportunity brewing right now in the federal government to support trauma-informed work and your quick response is needed. Action is required no later than tomorrow! Thank you to everyone who took action in the time since the first email was sent on Friday!
As Senators work to finalize a bi-partisan deal for the American Jobs Act, our Senate trauma champions and co-authors of the RISE from Trauma Act (S. 2086) are working to include RISE provisions in this bill. Of particular interest is the inclusion of a new, $600 million annual grant program to support community coalitions to plan and target efforts to address local trauma interventions. The attached summary provides details about other trauma prevention and approaches that will be included in the bill.
Right now, we are asking national and state organizations to sign on to a letter that will go to Senators Schumer and McConnell expressing support for federal funds directed to prevent and address trauma. Add your organization’s/coalition’s name to this sign on letter (text follows form) by tomorrow.
For more information on the RISE from Trauma Act, please take a look at our one-pager.