Contact the Campaigns to Let Them Know We Want Autism in the Debates!

We need your help to make the autism community, and all of our issues, a squeaky wheel in this election season. For the next debate, we don’t want just a mention of autism. We want the Presidential candidates to discuss a plan for leadership on increased funding for dedicated autism research, and appropriate health insurance coverage. We need jobs and supports for our adults with autism. We want our children to be safe in their schools.

Here is How YOU Can Help

1) Send an Email

Each issue receives a tally by each of the campaigns. 

Send an email to the Obama Campaign and to the Romney Campaign by filling out their web forms.

Short and sweet messages are fine or you can personalize them with a paragraph or two as to why this is important to you.

Example Email to cut and paste into the forms:

Autism can’t wait!  Please put autism issues in the next debate and tell us how YOU will provide leadership and a plan for our community. Address autism as the urgent public health crisis it has become.

2) Use Social Media to Break Through to the Campaigns Directly!

Twitter is the #1 form of social media used by candidates and the press. You can create a Twitter account at

Tweet this:

@MittRomney @BarackObama #autism can’t wait. Put our issues in the next #debate – PLS RT

Visit Campaign Facebook Pages:

Obama Campaign on Facebook

Romney Campaign on Facebook

NOTE: You cannot post directly to their pages so please post this wherever you can on their Facebook page, even under a seemingly unrelated topic. The goal is for them to see thousands of posts from our community.

Post this:

(President Obama/Governor Romney) – Individuals with autism can’t wait for leadership and a plan surrounding all the issues the autism community faces today. Please discuss autism in the next debate and let us know what you will do to help people living with autism today.

3) Ask Your Friends & Family to Help.

Has anyone ever said, "I wish there was something we could do to help you?" Ask them to take 12 seconds to let the candidates know autism is important to them. Get five friends/family members involved today.

We understand there are other issues facing our country such as jobs, the economy, national security and the environment, but there is no reason that autism, which affects a minimum of 1 in 88 people across the United States, should not be a topic of national discussion.

EBCALA does not endorse any candidate seeking political office. Please bear in mind that we want all of those seeking office to understand the issues of the autism community. So whether they are running for President, Congress, the United States Senate, the state legislature, Governor or local school board, you can use these tools to infuse autism into your local, state and certainly the national discussion.

HAPPY EMAILING, TWEETING & FACEBOOKING! Let’s see how many you can activate!

Rebecca Estepp
EBCALA Director of Communications