Did You Hear The BIG News?On Monday, April 4, 2022, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Ensuring Lasting Smiles Act (ELSA) with supermajority support!

We are thrilled that our small-but-mighty bill has passed the U.S. House of Representatives and is one step closer to becoming a law. We wouldn’t be here without the grass-roots efforts of our advocates and the work of over 60 other organizations who have signed on to support ELSA. This group of incredibly dedicated people has been working tirelessly to move ELSA through the legislative process for 5+ years!Advocacy Day Paved The WayJust last Wednesday, nearly 300 advocates met with their legislators in over 200 meetings, asking them to support ELSA. Throughout the day, advocates from multiple organizations repeatedly shared their personal stories on why ELSA is important to their family. Read more about our successful Virtual Advocacy Day.

Each story shared by our advocates was unique, but they shared a common thread: ELSA must be passed! And getting the bill through the House on Monday was a major step forward. Next StepsWhile we take a moment to celebrate this huge success, our work is not yet done. We still have a long road ahead of us, and we need to get this done this year! 

If ELSA doesn’t make it through the Senate and get signed into law before January 3, 2023, we will have to start all over again—yesterday’s vote will not carry into the new Congress.
Find out what steps ELSA has to take to become law and what you can do to help us get there.

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