BRING ATTENTION TO PAIN AT THE STATE AND LOCAL LEVEL

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

  1. Research your state or town government’s process for requesting ceremonial proclamations online or by calling them.
  2. 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.
  3. The squeaky wheel gets the grease! If you don’t hear back, follow up.
  4. 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 contact@uspainfoundation.org.