ASHA Sign-Ons & Statements of Support

Recent Sign-Ons
  • Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids
    • Urging Appropriations leaders to fund the CDC’s Office on Smoking & Health (OSH) at the House-passed funding level of $250 million for FY22. This would be a $12.5 million increase from FY21
    • Support an increase in funding for CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health to $310 million in FY22
    • Support for Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester’s (D-DE) Quit Because of COVID-19 Act, which expands coverage of evidence-based tobacco cessation treatments under Medicaid and CHIP
    • Letter to Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra supporting strong action by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on e-cigarettes
    • A coalition ad that will run in the Washington Post in support of the Biden Administration’s commitment to prohibit menthol cigarettes.
  • NASSP and SHAPE America
    •  Supporting Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene’s removal from the House Education and Labor Committee
  • CDC, NGA, AFT, NEA
    • Encouraging the prioritization of school personnel as essential workers and encouraging vaccination
  • Human Rights Campaign
    • Express opposition to anti-transgender legislation
  • Power to Decide
    • Calling on Congress to protect federal investments in evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention programs
  • Advocates for Youth
    • A House Resolution to support the goals and ideals of the month of May as Sex Ed For All Month: Equity and Access for All
  • AAP
    • Consensus Statement on the Core Tenets of Chronic Condition Management in Schools
  • NACCHO
    • Call to action to stand with public health
  • Healthy Schools Network
    • Urging congress to fund US EPA on school air/ventilation and children’s environmental health
  • Eating Disorders Coalition for Research, Policy & Action
    • Improving Mental Health and Wellness in Schools Act (H.R. 5526/S. 2930) led by Reps. Manning (D-NC), Hartzler (R-MO) and Sens. Klobuchar (D-MN) and Lummis (R-WY)
  • APHA
    • Letter to House and Senate Appropriations Committee leaders urging them to include at least the House-passed level of $10.5 B for CDC in any final FY 2022 appropriations package
  • IDSA, TFAH, and CMSS
    • Letter in support of continuing the current federal requirement for mask wearing on public transportation
  • Advocates for Youth, the Center for Reproductive Rights, Healthy Teen Network, Physicians for Reproductive Health, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Power to Decide, SIECUS
    • Support for a bill that affirms the right for young people to access sex education and sexual health services that are medically accurate, confidential, evidence based and culturally responsive

Sign-Ons & Statements of Support Archive

Criteria for signing on to “On the Spot” (OTS) requests:

  • The issue supports the core values of ASHA.
  • The values of the originator of the request are aligned with those of ASHA.
  • The values of the other co-signers are aligned with those of ASHA on this specific issue.
  • ASHA has supported the issue in the past, it is still relevant, and it still meets other criteria.
  • It the issue is a bill, it doesn’t include amendments or other aspects that ASHA doesn’t support.

On-the-Spot Subcommittee Make-Up:

  • At least four people will be on the subcommittee.
  • Quorum will be two of the four.
  • The majority of those responding will carry the decision.

Approved 6-9-2017 by Advocacy Committee