Each year, we ask volunteers to help request ceremonial proclamations from their state and local government officials. These proclamations formally commemorate September as Pain Awareness Month and serve as a great awareness and advocacy tool.
How to request a proclamation
- Research your state or town government’s process for requesting ceremonial proclamations online or by calling them.
- Follow the instructions and use our request template and proclamation template. NOTE: each state or town may have a different process: you may need to upload the file through an online form, email the file to the specified contact, or you may have the ability to submit a printed copy in person. Also, please do not alter the main text of the proclamation.
- The squeaky wheel gets the grease! If you don’t hear back, follow up.
- If your request is approved, let us know and be sure to send in a picture of the proclamation! We’d love to highlight your success.
If you have any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.