Sixteen out of 18 Senators on the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies failed to attend actor Seth Rogen’s now-famous Alzheimer’s testimony on Wednesday. Some walked out mere moments before Rogen began speaking.
One, Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), was so bold as to tweet a "thank you" to Rogen in his absence, to which the actor promptly responded:
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, a major advocacy group, Alzheimer’s research and treatment are critically underfunded in the U.S., despite it being the nation’s sixth leading cause of death.
If you feel that representatives in Washington have a responsibility to advocate for Alzheimer’s awareness and greater funding, here is the contact information for all 16 Senators who weren’t at Rogen’s hearing (via Daily Mail):