2016 Food Allergy Awareness Week Proclamations

Each year, elected officials (e.g., governors, mayors, city council members) across the country make formal proclamations recognizing Food Allergy Awareness Week. They do this in response to requests from people like you!

Why Proclamations Matter

Proclamations show that the office cares about residents in the state/city/county with food allergies and inform elected officials of the serious nature of the condition. They can boost media attention and may even prompt elected officials to consider changes in policy or new legislation that improves the lives of the food allergy community. 

How to Request a Proclamation

A key action you can take to achieve support of Food Allergy Awareness Week in your community is to request a proclamation from your elected officials. Here are the steps to take to request a proclamation for your state: 

  1. Customize this template letter provided by FARE.
  2. Ensure you submit your request ahead of your state's deadline (typically 30-45 days in advance).
  3. Click on the links below to go to your state's proclamation information website or submission form.
  4. Copy and paste your customized letter and our template proclamation into your state's submission form or in an email to the person indicated on your state's website. Please note that proclamation requests must be made by residents of the state, and other requirements vary state-to-state. 

Thank Your Governor

Has your governor already issued a proclamation for your state? Send a tweet and say thanks! Links to each governor's Twitter handle can be found here. Here's some text to copy and paste to get you started:

Thanks for your help in recognizing #FoodAllergy Awareness Week, May 8-14! #FoodAllergyWeek

State Proclamation Forms & Information

Click on the links below to go to your state's proclamation information website or submission form. Requests have already been submitted for some states. The states we are still in need of volunteers for are marked below. If you submit a request for a state, please let us know by emailing Anna Luke at aluke@foodallergy.org.

If you've heard about a proclamation being made in your state, or if you have submitted a request, let us know by emailing Anna Luke at aluke@foodallergy.org.