Torey Browne Goes to Capitol Hill
Torey Browne, communications professors, spoke with Sen. Jeff Merkley when she visited Capitol Hill on Auto-Immune
Advocacy Day in March 2016.
” I was teaching a social justice class winter term, and my students were finding out
how to produce an advocacy strategy,” Torey stated. At the exact same time, she was preparing to
be in Washington DC for Auto-Immune Advocacy Day on the hill, so students found out
from Torey’s actual experience.
While in DC, Torey consulted with legal aides in Earl Bluemenauer and Kurt Schrader’s.
offices. She was happily surprised that Senator Jeff Merkely came off the floor.
to talk with her. Sen. Merkely informed Torey he ‘d “absolutely” support the 21st Century Cures Expense/ Medical Development Legislation.
The costs, which asks that $1.75 billion of National Institute of Health dollars be.
allocated for research on auto-immune illness, consisting of more secure therapies, passed.
the Homeyour home on both sides of the aisle – a remarkable achievement. Torey believes the.
costs will pass the Senate, too.
In addition to teaching at Marylhurst, Torey is the executive director for a local.
not-for-profit company, Molly’s Fund for Battling Lupus. AmongstTo name a few things, Molly’s.
Fund assists those struggling with auto-immune conditions with “gap grants” to assist with.
costs that insurance coverage does not cover, such as home payments, to help individuals stay.
in their houses.
Torey Browne is a professors member in the Department of Interaction, Media and Culture. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication from Marylhurst University in 2006 and an MA in Interdisciplinary Research studies with a concentration in organizational communication in 2009.