Advocacy & Legislation

Elijah Silvera's Parents Talk with Fox 5

Fox 5 News spoke with Dina and Tom Silvera about the death of their severely food allergic son, Elijah, who died at his day care because the care plan they had in place wasn't followed. Allergy Advocacy Association was proud to join the Silvera family in Albany in 2018 to pass Elijah's Law, so this won't happen again.

 

Assembly Update with Tom Abinanti, Albany, May 16, 2018

Allergy Advocacy Association and Food Allergies Research and Education (FARE) continued our ongoing partnership for Legislative Action Day in Albany on May 6, 2018, where we encouraged the Legislative branch to pass the Elijah's Law and Gio's Law, On Assembly Update, Assemblymember Thomas J. Abinanti interviewed Dr. Kirsi Jarvinen-Seppo of the Univesity of Rochester Medical Center, and Jennifer Jobrack of FARE about generic epinephrine legislation that would allow pharmacists to provide less expensive generic epineprine without contacting the prescribing physician. He then interviewed Dina & Tom Silvera in support of Elijah's Law that would require the state to develop anaphylactic policies for child care centers.

 

Assembly Update with Tom Abinanti, Albany, May 4, 2016

Allergy Advocacy Association and Food Allergies Research and Education (FARE) partnered together for Legislative Action Day in Albany on May 4, 2016, where we encouraged the Legislative branch to pass the Emergency Allergy Treatment Act. On Assembly Update, Assemblymember Thomas J. Abinanti interviewed Jon Terry and Georgina Cipriano  of Allergy Advocacy Association and Tracy Swanson from FARE and her daughter Mikala.

 

Parents back California Legislation

Parents of peanut allergy victim back new California Legislation

KCRA Channel 3, Sacremento, CaliforniaKCRA of Sacremento profiles  Louis and Joanne Giorgi of Carmichael, CA who has spoken publicly for the first time since their 13-year old daughter died from an allergic reaction to a dessert treat they had no idea contained peanuts.

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Tom Abinanti Press Conference, Albany, May 6,2014 (2)

Tom Abinanti Press Conference, Albany, May 6,2014 (3)

Tom Abinanti Press Conference, Albany, May 6,2014

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New EpiPen Law Could Save Lives of Children With Allergies

CNN is reporting new EpiPen law can save lives.  Read the article and see the video here.

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Push to stock EpiPens in every school

NBC News reports of Ammaria Johnson who was extremely allergic to peanuts, who died at the age of 7 as a result of ingesting peanuts in error.  The EpiPen that could have saved her life wasn't available.  Read the article and see the video here.

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Jon Terry in Albany, May 5, 2013

 

 

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