[Previous Months][Date Index][Thread Index][Join - Register][Login]
[Message Prev][Message Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]
[IP] Fwd: Gore's "big increase"
>Approved-By: email @ redacted
>X-Mailer: Novell GroupWise 5.2
>Date: Fri, 5 Nov 1999 09:22:15 -0500
>Reply-To: "[ADA Advocate]" <email @ redacted>
>Sender: "[ADA Advocate]" <email @ redacted>
>From: Joseph LaMountain <email @ redacted>
>Subject: Gore's "big increase"
>To: email @ redacted
>I am so angry I cannot see straight. And advocate Patti Wong is the
>reason why. That's because Patti sent me a transcript of last week's
>debate between Al Gore and Bill Bradley in NH.
>In response to a question, asked by the mother of a child with diabetes,
>Gore said: "You know, we've just had a big increase in research for
>juvenile diabetes, and I'm hopeful we can find a cure for that and cancer
>and other diseases."
>As Patti asked me, "What is the big increase he is talking about?" Good
>question. Obviously, the VP has no clue whatsoever about diabetes
>funding, despite everything we've done over the last month.
>During that time, ADA staff met with Gore's chief policy aide to explain
>the dismal state of funding. On top of that, thousands of calls, letters,
>faxes, and emails were directed to the VP by advocates, and not just by
>the 3,000 people who receive these email messages.
>Yet the VP is still under the mistaken assumption that everything is hunky
>dory. Someone must be telling the VP and his staff that people with
>diabetes are happy with the current situation. How else can you explain
>it? This is depressing, frustrating and annoying all at once.
>A wise man once said that "desperate times call for desperate
>measures." I say that desperate times call for desperate calls - to VP
>Gore's campaign offices, of course.
>And I'm not talking about just one call to his office today. We've tried
>that and it hasn't worked. What we need is a steady drumbeat of calls,
>every day, until he and his staff wake up.
>Will you call his office every day until the message gets through? If
>yes, please send me a message at email @ redacted and make sure to
>include your name, city and state.
>Once I have a list of callers compiled and organized, I'll send you a
>phone number to call daily. I'll also include talking points and send you
>a reminder email each day.
>We are down to the last few days in this year's budget cycle. The process
>is almost over. And unlike all the other candidates running for
>President, VP Gore can still make a difference because of his
>position. But we have to convince him.
>I hope to hear from you soon.
>Leading the fight to cure diabetes.......
>National Director of Advocacy
>American Diabetes Association
>1701 N. Beauregard Street
>Alexandria, VA 22311
for HELP or to subscribe/unsubscribe, contact: HELP@insulin-pumpers.org
send a DONATION http://www.Insulin-Pumpers.org/donate.shtml