Congressional Support for Combating Polio

Thanks to the steadfast leadership of the United States and global partners, a disease that paralyzed over 350,000 children per year in the 1980s has been cornered: last year there were only 32 cases of polio, localized in just two countries, Afghanistan and Pakistan. By signing on to the FY20 Senate and House Polio Eradication Dear Colleague letters, our elected officials pledged to maintain current levels of funding for vital polio eradication activities at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

Thank your elected officials:

Make sure to thank your members of Congress if they appear on either list! Showing your support for polio eradication helps your legislators know that global childhood immunization programs are important to their voters.

Use our online form to quickly send your letter of thanks. It only takes 2 minutes!

Check out the full list of Senators who signed on:

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (CT)

Sen. Cory Booker (NJ)

Sen. Sherrod Brown (OH)

Sen. Maria Cantwell (WA)

Sen. Tammy Duckworth (IL)

Sen. Dick Durbin (IL)

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (NY)

Sen. Angus Kind (ME)

Sen. Ed Markey (MA)

Sen. Bob Menendez (NJ)

Sen. Jeff Merkley (OR)

Sen. Chris Murphy (CT)

Sen. Jack Reed (RI)

Sen. Brian Schatz (HI

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (NH)

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (AZ)

Sen. Chris Van Hollen (MD)

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (MA)

Sen. Roger Wicker (MS)

Sen. Ron Wyden (OR)

Check out the full list of Representatives who signed on:

Rep. Donald Beyer (VA)

Rep. Tony Cárdenas (CA)

Rep. Sean Casten (IL)

Rep. Joaquin Castro (TX)

Rep. David Cicilline (RI)

Rep. Yvette Clarke (NY)

Rep. Steve Cohen (TN)

Rep. Gerald Connolly (VA)

Rep. Sharice Davids (KS)

Rep. Danny Davis (IL)

Rep. Susan Davis (CA)

Rep. Diana DeGette (CO)

Rep. Rosa DeLauro (CT)

Rep. Antonio Delgado (NY)

Rep. Ted Deutch (FL)

Rep. Mark DeSaulnier (CA)

Rep. Adriano Espaillat (NY)

Rep. Abby Finkenauer (IA)

Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (PA)

Rep. Bill Foster (IL)

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI)

Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ)

Rep. Jesus Garcia (IL)

Rep. Al Green (TX)

Rep. Raúl Grijalva (AZ)

Rep. Alcee Hastings (FL)

Rep. Denny Heck (WA)

Rep. Duncan Hunter (CA)

Rep. Barbara Lee (CA)

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (TX)

Rep. Primila Jayapal (WA)

Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX)

Rep. Hank Johnson (GA)

Rep. William Keating (MA)

Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (IL)

Rep. John Larson (CT)

Rep. Daniel Lipinski (IL)

Rep. Dave Loebsack (IA)

Rep. Alan Lowenthal (CA)

Rep. Stephen Lynch (MA)

Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY)

Rep. Roger Marshall (KS)

Rep. Brian Mast (FL)

Rep. Ben McAdams (UT)

Rep. A. Donald McEachin (VA)

Rep. James McGovern (MA)

Rep. Jerry McNerney (CA)

Rep. Gwen Moore (WI)

Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (FL)

Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (DC)

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY)

Rep. Ilhan Omar (MN)

Rep. Jimmy Panetta (CA)

Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO)

Rep. Jamie Raskin (MD)

Rep. Cedric Richmond (LA)

Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (DE)

Rep. Harley Rouda (CA)

Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA)

Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (MD)

Rep. Bobby Rush (IL)

Rep. Jan Schakowsky (IL)

Rep. David Scott (GA)

Rep. Albio Sires (NJ)

Rep. Elissa Slotkin (MI)

Rep. Adam Smith (WA)

Rep. Lloyd Smucker (PA)

Rep. Darren Soto (FL)

Rep. Tom Suozzi (NY)

Rep. Filemon Vela (TX)

Rep. Nydia Velazquez (NY)

Rep. Joe Wilson (SC)

Rep. Rob Woodall (GA)

Rep. John Yarmuth (KY)

  • Katie Blanton is the Communications Associate for the United Nations Foundation’s Shot@Life campaign. Prior to joining UNF, Katie worked as a field organizer on a Senate campaign in Houston, Texas. Katie has a Bachelor’s Degree in History and Science with a focus on Global Health and Health Policy from Harvard University. While in college, she...