Sunday, May 4, 2014

Urgent Request: House has 3 days left to vote

House Bill 5147

Please urge the Speaker of the House, the Public Health Committee Co-Chairs, sponsors of the bill and your local representative to bring House Bill 5147 (cytomegalovirus education) to a vote. The session ends Wednesday, May 7.

These Conneciticut reporters have covered this disease and my daughter's life with it:

Fox CT news (also appeared in Hartford Courant): Sarah Cody,  "Mommy Minute"

Saunders seeks help with CMV ‘silent virus’ prevention bill,  Michael Souza, Mystic River Press

Loss and love: Author raises awareness about preventable birth defect, Amy Barry, Grace Magazine

Contact the following:

Speaker of the House: Brendan Sharkey 
1-800-842-1902 | (860) 240-8500

Public Health Committee Co-Chairs (they overwhelmingly passed the bill):

Rep. Susan Johnson, (860) 240-8585 | 1-800-842-8267,,

Senator Terry Gerratana,, 860-240-0584, or
Toll-free: 1-800-842-1420

Four Co-Sponsors of House Bill 5147:
Rep. Emmett D. Riley, 46th Dist., 860-240-8583,
Rep. Michelle L. Cook, 65th Dist., 860-240-1467,, (Antonio, Legislative Aide) 

Rep. Kevin Ryan, 139th Dist., 860-240-8458,  (Tim Bergin, Legislative Aide),
 Rep. Elissa Wright,, (860) 240-8585 | 1-800-842-8267, (Mary Ann Daly, Legislative Aide). This is Lisa Saunders's representative who introduced the bill.
As of Sunday, May 4, this is the latest progress I see on House Bill 5147 (
File Number 494
House Calendar Number 287
Favorable Report, Tabled for the Calendar, House
Reported Out of Legislative Commissioners' Office
(You can find your local representative at: and your senator at:
Thank you!
Lisa Saunders
PO Box 389
Mystic, CT 06355

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