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Sequestration Resources

Community Resources and Information on Sequestration

Advocacy Resources: Take Action to Avoid Sequestration

  • American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) has created a special website with a link to the 2012 Cancer Progress Report, information on sequestration's impact on cancer research, and more.

  • American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) developed talking points and a FAQ document to explain sequestration and its harm.

  • American Society of Nephrology (ASN)'s website, Take Action: Protect Research Funding, includes information on how to set up Hill meetings, talking points, and a video about sequestration.

  • American Society for Hematology (ASH)'s website, Help ASH Fight for NIH Funding, includes information on how to help ASH's advocacy, submit an op-ed, hold a press event, attend a town hall, and more.

  • Coalition for Health Funding's NDD United website includes a grassroots toolkit, sample letters, community letters, fact sheets, and more to demonstrate the impact of sequestration on the non-defense discretionary community.

  • Coalition for Life Sciences (CLS)'s Sequestration Action Zone website includes information on sequestration, talking points, and a sample op-ed.

  • FASEB is sponsoring a competition to solicit creative demonstrations of how research funded by NIH and other federal agencies improves the health, quality of life, or economy in local communities.

  • Society for Neuroscience (SfN)'s Sequestration Action website includes a video explaining sequestration, a letters to Members of Congress, and other SfN resources.



Please Note: If you have any sequestration resources you would like to share, please forward them to Alex Khalife at or Hayzell Gollopp at

For more information contact The Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research, 202.828.0525