Together, let's end the "separate and unequal" system of care
Parity is equality. We must keep up the fight for the millions of Americans living with mental health conditions and addictions. That means electing leaders who care about mental health parity, and are willing to act on it. ParityPAC is your opportunity to support those public officials.
ParityPAC is a Federal Leadership PAC co-chaired by former U.S. Representatives Patrick J. Kennedy (D-RI) and Jim Ramstad (R-MN).
ParityPAC’s top priority is to support federal candidates who are taking a leadership role in advancing mental health equity, regardless of party affiliation. It’s that simple. We need to ensure we can end the denial once and for all, and build a system that protects the rights of all Americans.
While in Congress, they co-sponsored the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, landmark legislation that ensures diseases of the brain are treated exactly the same as diseases of the body. That bill made a big difference nine years ago, but there is so much more that needs to be done.
We need Congress to take up the charge and pass legislation that will go the whole way toward advancing the medical equality we so desperately need. We must also ensure we are electing leaders who care deeply about parity and who are willing to act on it.
Join us. The fight for equality continues, and your support is needed. Together, we can keep up the fight for true parity.
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