Last year Roman Reed and his supporters were able to pass legislation for paralysis cure funding through two Assembly committees, the full Assembly, two Senate committees, and finally the whole Senate. It would have added $1 to traffic tickets in order to restore funding to this important programme. In the end, Governor Jerry Brown vetoed the bill stating that funding should come from the general fund.
Roman Reed and his team took this advice to heart and this year introduced AB714 for one million in paralysis cure funding which will come from the general fund.
They've now passed the Assembly Health and Appropriations Committees, the full Assembly 69 to 3, and most recently the Senate Health Committee nine to nil.
While Roman works to make sure the bill gets through the Senate Appropriations Committee and the full Senate, we are working on a giant "CureParalysis" card for the Governor to let him know that we'll be with him when he signs the bill into law.
Over 400 hundred have already signed our card and stand in solidarity for paralysis cure. We still have time before this bill gets to the Governor's desk and hope that you'll stand shoulder to shoulder with us.
Sign the card and send your comments to Governor Jerry Brown.
This campaign has now ended. Thanks for all your support.