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[IP] Fwd: Gore Responds (finally)
>For five months, diabetes advocates have made thousands of calls to Vice
>President Al Gore and his staff. Thousands of letters, faxes and email
>messages have also been sent, strongly urging Gore to provide the funding
>needed to implement the Diabetes Research Working Group Report (DRWG).
>This hard work finally paid off when Gore issued a statement this week in
>support of the blue-ribbon panel's report . "As President," Gore wrote,
>"I would fight to increase research funding for diabetes so that we can
>reach the goals of the DRWG report and bring us closer to the day when
>diabetes can...finally [be] cured."
>For a complete copy of the statement, as well as ADA's news release,
>please visit www.diabetes.org/ada/gore.asp.
>The culmination of this campaign has taken place in New Hampshire during
>the Presidential primary season. Diabetes advocates Mimi Silverman and
>Donna Chretien have worked with ADA to organize a grassroots effort in the
>state. The goal was to persuade the major presidential candidates to take
>a public, written stand in support of the DRWG.
>Silverman, Chretien and other advocates supplied candidates with
>information describing the inadequate federal commitment to diabetes
>research. They also provided details of the DRWG report and its
>recommendations. Finally, they questioned the candidates about their
>position on diabetes research funding as they traveled from town to town.
>Vice President Gore has been the only candidate to issue a formal and
>public document so far. No written public statement regarding DRWG
>recommendations has been made by the campaigns of former Senator Bill
>Bradley (D), Texas Governor George Bush (R) or Senator John McCain
>(R). The New Hampshire vote will be held next Tuesday.
>The Association will continue to urge the major party candidates to show
>their support for the DRWG and its recommendations. We'll provide more
>details on this effort in the future.
>Many thanks for your support of diabetes advocacy and the American
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