I have signed up to the painfoundation.org some time ago to receive notices. I have received this today... Sorry if someone posted this already .... Do you think this is our chance to make our voices heard?! =========================================== "Urgent Action Needed: National Pain Care Policy Act Introduced in the Senate American Pain Foundation RSDSA has supported the Consensus Statement for the National Pain Care Policy Act. We have recently received great news. On August 1, 2008, the National Pain Care Policy Act was introduced in the Senate by Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Christopher Dodd (D-CT)! Now known in the Senate as the National Pain Care Policy Act of 2008, S. 3387 this bill needs our immediate support. The Senate will be going on summer recess as of August 9, 2008. Your senators need to hear from you so we can get this bill passed this session. We hope you will join us in taking a stand on behalf of more than 76.5 million Americans suffering from pain and in need of better pain management. ACTION REQUEST: Please contact your Senators as soon as possible to encourage them to co-sponsor the National Pain Care Policy Act of 2008, S. 3387. Please go to the American Pain Foundation's website or click here to TAKE ACTION: http://www.painfoundation.org/page.asp?file=Action/intro.htm. Here you will find more information about the legislation and their system will help you to easily and quickly send or fax a letter to your Senators via email. This is an urgent request; this action needs to take place by the end of this week if it is to pass this session. Thank you for your support"