To All IPC Supporters...Time is Running Out
Thanks to the advocacy efforts of many supporters, the Illinois General Assembly (ILGA) received over 1,000 letters last week in support of the Illinois Poison Center (IPC), but with less than 2 weeks remaining of the ILGA's legislative session, we need your help to save the IPC.
If you didn't take action last week, time is running out to tell your legislators how important the IPC is to you and your community!
Facing additional budget cuts both at the state and federal levels, it is imperative that the IPC pursue long-term sustainable funding to maintain its operation as the state's only remaining poison control, information and treatment center. With that said, I urge you to do the following three (3) things:
1) Click here to urge your state legislators to support the inclusion of a wireless surcharge to fund a portion of the Illinois Poison Center in the telecom reauthorization and provide long-term sustainable funding.
2) Call your State Representative, State Senator, Governor Pat Quinn and Attorney General Lisa Madigan to say, "Here's my 2 cents - please support the inclusion of a wireless surcharge to fund a portion of the Illinois Poison Center in the telecom reauthorization. Thank you for your consideration of this important request." Click here to identify your legislators and their Springfield office's phone number.
3) Share the messages below via your social networks:
Facebook: Please copy and paste- “Here's my 2 cents - please support the inclusion of a wireless surcharge to fund a portion of the Illinois Poison Center in the telecom reauthorization - http://illinoispoisoncenter.org/node ."
Twitter: Click here to post your message.
Without long-term sustainable funding, the IPC could be unable to continue providing Illinoisans with access to vital poison control, treatment and education services. It has never been more critical to have your support in our efforts to be included in the telecom reauthorization.
Dr. Michael Wahl
Happy National EMS Week!
The IPC would like to honor the dedication of those who provide the day-to-day lifesaving services of medicine's front line. Each day our first responders demonstrate a deep commitment to the communities and families of Illinois.