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[IP] Al Gore
Thought everyone would like to see this
>Last night, during VP Gore's online town hall meeting, diabetes advocate
>L.R. Hoffman of Houston got off a question about diabetes research. Great
>job L.R.! Thank you to everyone else who tried to be heard.
>Asked whether he would "support diabetes research," Gore responded "Yes, I
>will." But then he proceeded to talk generally about the need to increase
>funding for all research, not just diabetes. For a transcript, visit
>Yesterday, ADA Vice President Michal Mawby met with Lauren Choi. She's a
>senior aide on Gore's presidential campaign staff. Although sympathetic,
>she did not make any commitments about the Gore campaign speaking out
>about curing diabetes.
>Gore has taken a strong position on cancer, however. Among other things,
>he proposes a $9 billion increase for cancer research. For a copy of his
>2,000 word statement on cancer, visit
>According to Choi, she has not received a single phone call about
>diabetes. We need to change that and persuade Gore to be a leader on this
>issue. Here's how you can help and even win a prize:
>Call Lauren Choi at (202) 263-6000 or fax her at 202-263-6065. Tell her
>that diabetes is important and that (1) Gore should speak out about curing
>diabetes and that (2) Gore should direct NIH to implement the DRWG.
>Send me a message with brief details about your call/fax and I'll send you
>a free "Find a Cure" Post-It pad and a mini Swiss Army pocketknife. Make
>sure to include your full mailing address in your message.
>Aren't you glad to be a part of the team leading the fight to cure
>diabetes? Make that call today! Many thanks for your continued support.
>Leading the fight to find a cure for diabetes.
>Sign online at http://www.diabetes.org/advocacy/petition
>National Director of Advocacy
>American Diabetes Association
>1660 Duke Street
>Alexandria, VA 22314
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