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[IP] Fwd: Gore: On the Run
>According to Jim Woods, an ADA staff member, it sounds like VP Gore's
>campaign office is under fire with calls about diabetes. "I just called,"
>Jim says, "and told the receptionist that I would like to give my opinion
>The receptionist put Jim on hold for a long time. When she returned, Jim
>started again saying "I would like to encourage...." but she just cut him
>off. " MORE DIABETES STUFF" she sighed. "Yes" he replied. "I WILL ADD
>YOURS TO THE REST."
>Anne, a diabetes advocate from Nashua, NH, also has the VP on the run. On
>Monday, she attended one of his Town Hall Meetings and asked him to sign
>the Petition for a Cure. Remember, that's the petition that more than
>250,000 people have already signed.
>He declined to sign it.
>According to Anne, the VP "said he couldn't sign it without having staff
>look into where the money would be re-allocated from." But Anne also says
>"he did have one of his aides take a copy of my petition...and say they'd
>get back to me."
>Looks like we still have our work cut out for us. It's time to try a new
>strategy. This time, instead of contacting the VP by phone, let's express
>our opinions electronically. Here's what you can do:
>Visit the VP's Interactive Town Hall at the following address:
>Once there, submit the following question to the VP:
>"NIH is about to get a $450 million increase for cancer research, but only
>$65 million for diabetes research. Will you support leveling the playing
>field by providing an additional $200 million for diabetes research this year?"
>And then let's sit back and see what his answer is! If enough people ask,
>he'll be forced to respond. And if he doesn't respond, that will speak
>volumes about his support for diabetes.
>Keep up the great work and submit your question today. Many thanks for
>your continued support of diabetes advocacy and the American Diabetes
>Leading the fight to cure diabetes.......
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