Coalition Resources

2022 Coalition Action Items:

  • Action Item #1: Launch a social media campaign using #WhyNow4MNEA
  • Action Item #2: Please contact Sen. Cassidy’s office to ask that he co-sponsor the bill.
    An easy way to do this is to have your government affairs representative send an email to his staff ( telling them that your organization, which is a national organization representing people across the country, including Louisiana, is asking him to co-sponsor S. 2013, the Medical Nutrition Equity Act. Please feel free to forward me any response you get from the office. Please DO NOT broadcast Brian’s email to your grassroots. You can also ask your grassroots/constituents in Louisiana to send Sen. Cassidy a message by directing them to
  • Action Item #3: Reach out to key members of Congress – Review the Target List below for instructions.
2022 Social Media Campaign: WhyNow4MNEA?

Use these graphics (right click to download) for Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and encourage your community members to post to social media using the hashtag #WhyNow4MNEA?

Sample messages:

Generic: #whynow4MNEA? Every month of my kid’s life we struggle to pay for her essential #medicalfoods. Keeping her healthy is hard enough. We need Congress to pass #S2013HR3783 to ensure coverage for treatment for her disorder. #medicalnutritionequitynow

Or directed to a particular member of Congress: #whynow4MNEA? Every month of my kid’s life we struggle to pay for her essential #medicalfoods. Keeping her healthy is hard enough. Calling on @RepBrianHiggins to support passage of #S2013HR3783 NOW.  We can’t wait anymore #medicalnutritionequitynow

Sample letters sent to lawmakers
Target List

Review the Target List and do one or more of the following:

  • Open the TARGETS spreadsheet and email the staff member listed on the spreadsheet for each member of Congress listed, or as many as you can
  • Ask key contacts in the senator/representative’s state to sign on to a letter. We will have a template posted on by the end of the week.
  • Get stories from constituents in that state and put them together in an email to the staff asking them to co-sponsor the bill
  • Please review the tab titled “How To Use This Spreadsheet” to understand the columns.
  • Click here to download the targets list.
  • Download a PDF with the QR Code for the Contact Congress Page
The Medical Nutrition Equity Act will provide key support for those Americans who rely on medical foods to survive and thrive.