In July 2016, Senators Tom Carper (D-DE) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Representatives Eric Paulsen (R-MN) and Ron Kind (D-WI) introduced Senate Res. 536 and House Res. 840, respectively, which would proclaim the week of Oct. 30-Nov. 5, 2016, National Obesity Care Week. The goal of National Obesity Care Week is to encourage all people in the United States to create a foundation for open communication to break barriers of misunderstanding and stigma about obesity and to improve the lives of all individuals affected by obesity and their families.
To contact your state congressional delegation and encourage your legislators to cosponsor Senate Res. 536 or House Res. 840, please contact Obesity Care Advocacy Network Washington Coordinator Chris Gallagher at firstname.lastname@example.org. Chris will be able to directly connect you with the key health legislative policy staff in your state congressional delegation.