First of all, thanks to everyone who has supported this act through the California Assembly and two very important committee hearings. We've gone this far, too far to give up now that we've made it all the way to the California Senate's Housing and Transportation Committee. We've also not made it far enough for you to sit back and take it for granted that we've won. We still have a long way to go.
Just a little background to refresh your memory about this very important piece of legislation to support a cure for paralysis.
The goal of the the Roman Reed Spinal Cord Injury Research Act is to provide annual funding for research of spinal cord injury and related neurological conditions such as ALS, Alzheimer's,Parkinsons', Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) and others, to be able to one day realize the dream of paralysis cure. The funding comes from adding one dollar to moving violating traffic offences as there is a clear nexus of connection between car crash and paralysis. Auto accidents cause 46%of all spinal cord injuries and 56% of children's SCI paralysis, according to the Mayo Clinic. It is altogether appropriate to fine those who may cause the condition.
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This campaign has now ended, thank you for your support!