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**EDC Advocate Action Alert**

Ask your Senators & Member of the House

of Representatives to sign on to the

Anna Westin Act of 2015!

MOM March Against Eating Disorders

& EDC National Fall Lobby Day

October 27th & 28th, 2015


EDC and The Anna Westin Act of 2015 in the News:

"Kitty Westin Wants to Save Parents from Having to Bury a Child" 
City Pages Minneapolis (September 3, 2015)

"Combating eating disorders gains ample bipartisan support"
Mental Health Weekly (August 20, 2015)

"Anna Westin Act Fights for Education, Treatment of Eating Disorders"

KFYR-TV (August 11, 2015)

"Anna Westin Act Focuses on Education and Treatment of Eating Disorders"
Valley News Live (August 11, 2015)

"Parents of woman who died while battling anorexia push for legislation"
Star Tribune (August 10, 2015)

"Remembering Anna"
Mollee Francisco, Chaska Herald (August 6, 2015)

"Kitty Westin, Sen. Klobuchar hope eating disorders bill named for Anna Westin will help others"
Andy Steiner, MinnPost (July 31, 2015)

"Anna Westin Act introduced to combat eating disorders"

Andrea Mitchell Reports, MSNBC (July 30, 2015)

"Sen. Capito discusses bill to combat eating disorders"
Lindsay Oliver, WVVA (July 29, 2015)

"Klobuchar introduced legislation combating eating disorders"
Katie Huinker, KIMT News 3 (July 29, 2015)

"New legislation aimed at preventing, treating eating disorders"
WKTB News8000 (July 29, 2015)

"Why the Anna Westin Act of 2015 matters"
By Annetta Ramsay, Ph.D., The Hill (July 10, 2015)

Senators' press releases on the introduction the Anna Westin Act (S. 1865):

Senator Ayotte - "Ayotte Helps Introduce Legislation to Improve Prevention and Treatment of Eating Disorders" (July 28, 2015)

Senator Klobuchar - "Klobuchar, Ayotte, Baldwin, and Capito Introduce Legislation to Help Combat Eating Disorders" (July 27, 2015)




The EDC is proud to sign on to
"Nine Truths About Eating Disorders"

April 3, 2015: Voice of America speaks with EDC Policy Director, Katrina Mason, about the French Parliament's recently passed BMI/Photoshop law in "Banning Too-Thin Models: Right Move, Wrong Approach, Say Experts"

February 17, 2015: Kathleen MacDonald, the EDC's Director of Social Media & Advocate Relations, interviews with CBS News about her and the EDC's goals:


"School BMI Screenings Can Foster Fat Shaming"

by Annetta Ramsay

"Victory against school BMI screenings:
CDC responds to eating disorder concerns"

by Elizabeth Claydon


M.O.M. (Mothers and Others) March in Washington, DC:

Click here to watch NBC's coverage of the March


Insurance for Eating Disorders Inadequate

By Annetta Ramsay


EDC was invited to this Press Club event to make sure eating disorders were part of the conversation about the proper implementation of mental health parity. 

We were successful. 

Listen to former Congressmen Kennedy and Ramstad speak up for eating disorder treatment.





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