Advocacy Action Center
This is a list of our current calls to action for our advocates at FARE. They will be updated as issues arise, and FARE advocates will have the opportunity to share their stories with legislators and regulators. Please make sure you are signed up as a FARE advocate to receive email alerts about potential advocacy actions.
Nearly 32 million American live with food allergies and related disorders. These diseases affect their health and quality of life.
That’s why Congresswoman Doris Matsui introduced HR 2117, the Food Allergy Safety, Treatment, Education, and Research (FASTER) Act, to improve the health and safety of those living with food allergies and related disorders.
The FASTER Act would:
- Collect national information on Americans’ exposure to food allergens and prevalence of food allergies for specific allergens.
- Update allergen labeling laws to include “sesame” and add new labeling requirements for additional allergens as new scientific evidence emerges.
- Expand current guidance on patient experience data to include food allergies.
- Study the economic costs of food allergies.
Eleven-year-old Jared says, “If sesame becomes the 9th allergen, it won’t hurt anyone else. Instead it will help people like me, who have a sesame allergy, be safer. We won’t have to worry as much when we buy food, because we will know from simply looking at the label whether or not it contains sesame.”
Support kids like Jared and other people with food allergies across the country – tell your elected officials to cosponsor the FASTER Act!
NY A6971B, Elijah's Bill
Last year, bills were introduced in the New York legislature that would enact Elijah’s Law, requiring all early child care service providers across the state to adopt food allergy guidelines. FARE continues to advocate for these bills and has worked with several legislators to ensure they have an understanding of the importance of these measures. If you live in New York, please voice your support for this legislation.
Demand Access to Life Saving Epinephrine Auto Injectors
Make sure your voice is heard! Tell Congress that Epinephrine saves lives, and that it must be affordable and accessible to everyone who needs it.