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Act Now To Support Airline Legislation

In recent months, the challenges faced by people with allergies during air travel have received increased media attention. We’ve also heard from many of you who have shared your stories. Take action to improve air travel today by showing your support for the Airline Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act of 2015 (S. 1972), a bipartisan bill that was introduced last August and has been championed by FARE.

Airplane image: new law aims to improve air travel for food allergies

Intended to improve airline travel for passengers with food allergies, the bill requires that airlines stock epinephrine auto-injectors and train crew members when and how to administer them.

Importantly, the bill also would require a report to Congress by the General Accountability Office on current airline policies regarding food allergy accommodation and the incidence of in-flight allergic reactions. This is important so that we can benchmark current practices and have data that may inform future recommendations.

Please note that if you live in Alaska, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington or Wisconsin, we really need your help to reach your senators! If you’ve already written a letter of support, thank you. If you have not, please do. If your senator is a co-sponsor, please send a note of thanks.

Please use our Action Center to contact your U.S. senators, asking that they co-sponsor and support this legislation.

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  1. the link to Take action to improve doesn’t work – comes up on the Fare advocacy page with nothing but the left hand navigation bar visible in firefox. Clicking on one of the navigation urls there doesn’t bring up anything either.

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