Day 246- Sen. Chris Dodd (D, Connecticut)

Dodd is a concerned and impassioned advocate for patients' rights.

It’s time for another new beginning here at “Holdin’ Out.” In light of the fact that the Spina Bifida Assocation recently published the 2010 roster for the Congressional Spina Bifida Caucus, I anticipate that I will still be focusing on a few more members of Congress.

One change I did not foresee is that I will be writing to a member of the Senate, and not just members of the House of Representatives. Surprise, surprise. Tonight we will be looking at Sen. Chris Dodd of Connecticut. Sen. Dodd is both Founder and Chair of the Senate After School Caucus. As a member of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, he is on the Subcommittee on Children and Families.

During the late 1960s, Sen. Dodd was a volunteer with the Peace Corps in the Dominican Republic. He’s also a staunch advocate for patient’s rights, and “has worked to support community health centers and initiatives aimed at child nutrition, autism, under-aged drinking prevention, maternal and child health, and infant mortality prevention.”

Sen. Dodd has additionally fought for the rights of the mentally ill, writing legislation that would protect them from abusive treatments and restraints in psychiatric hospitals.

That’s it for tonight. I’m sincerely looking forward to some new developments in the near future. I have a lot of hope and faith in our supporters, and I appreciate everything you guys do to help! Please keep sharing our Fan page on Facebook with everyone!

May God Bless you all,

Laurita 🙂

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