The 2020 National Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C. was a major success. Youth Ambassadors, Rising Leaders, family members, TAA staff, and volunteers advocated for the most pressing public policy issues facing the TS community at over 150 meetings with elected officials on Capitol Hill.
Each year, Public Policy Awards are given to elected officials who are leading the charge in Washington, D.C. to support these efforts. This year’s recipients were Congressman Peter King and Senator Brian Schatz.
As a leader on the Congressional Tourette Syndrome Caucus, King continues to be a champion for the Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorder community. We sincerely appreciate the work that the Congressman and his staff have put in the community.
We’re also appreciative of Schatz and his work as a leader of the telehealth coverage expansion. We extend our appreciation for his commitment to furthering Tourette awareness, research and support.
A special thank you to all representatives, and their staff, for participating in the meetings, listening to the impactful stories, and for considering the asks made for continued funding that will improve the quality of life for all impacted by TS.