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Join the Movement - First-ever House Endometriosis Caucus

UpEndo Awareness! UpEndo Funding! UpEndo Research! #UpEndo

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Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer (IA-01)

The Endometriosis Foundation of America is pleased to support Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer (Iowa - D) and the first-ever Congressional Endometriosis Caucus to raise awareness and increase research for endometriosis. 

Congresswoman Finkenauer, who recently announced that she has endometriosis, will serve as chairwoman of the House Endometriosis Caucus with co-chair Congresswoman Jenniffer González-Colón (R-PR).

Join EndoFound in supporting a request by led by Congresswoman Finkenauer and Congresswoman González-Colón directing the National Institute for Child and Human Development to allocate at least $26 million toward endometriosis research. The research is to expand basic, clinical, and translational research into the mechanics of endometriosis, identify biomarkers for early diagnosis, and develop new treatment methods. 

Additionally, the request would direct the Department of Defense to make sure that endometriosis remains eligible for federal funding under the Peer-Reviewed Medical Research Program.

Congresswoman Jenniffer González-Colón (R-PR)
Congresswoman Jenniffer González-Colón (R-PR)

How You Can Get Involved

  1.  Please follow Congresswoman Finkenauer and the caucus members on social media. Click here for their social media handles.  

  2.  Send an email or make a call to your Congressman or Congresswoman and ask them to join or support the House Endometriosis Caucus to advocate for more funding for endometriosis. 

  3.  Ask your Congressman or Congresswoman to join the letter to the House Appropriations Committee requesting more funding for endometriosis research.

  4. Share your story using #UpEndo