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California Activists

Discussion in 'Institute of Medicine (IOM) Government Contract' started by Andrew, Jun 17, 2014.

  1. Andrew

    Andrew Senior Member

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    Are any you activists who live in California? Or, can you put me in touch with some?
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    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    Cort Johnson? And he would be connected.
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    Nielk

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    i don't think he is in California any longer.
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  5. Andrew

    Andrew Senior Member

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    I was thinking of blitzing our congress reps.
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    Andrew I'm in Cali, not in the "best" of shapes, but very interested in raising some interest ;).
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    @Andrew I am in CA too but not in good enough shape to do any advocacy right now. Can you explain what you were wanting to do so I can be involved in the future?
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    All I had in mind was us contacting the two senators in the same month. If anyone is game, let me know. I'll show you where the interface is. If you are in, just post here saying you are in. I don't have enough health vitality to chase after people.
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    @Andrew I would definitely be interested in contacting our two senators if you can give me some guidance of how to reach them and what to say. I can write letters by e-mail or on paper, just let me know.
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    Andrew Senior Member

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    Okay, I'll get back to you when I get this worked out. Might take awhile, with all that's going on.
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    Gingergrrl43 Senior Member

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    No worries, take all the time you need!
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    NK17 Senior Member

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    Yes @Andrew take all the time that you need.
  13. Andrew

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    I decided to put some other stuff on the back burner. Here is how to contact our seators
    Senator Dianne Feinstein (D- CA)
    DC Phone: 202-224-3841
    DC Fax: 202-228-3954
    Contact Form: https://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/e-mail-me

    Senator Barbara Boxer (D- CA)
    DC Phone: 202-224-3553
    DC Fax:202-224-0454
    Contact Form: http://www.boxer.senate.gov/en/contact/policycomments.cfm

    This week figure out what you want to write or say. The purpose is to stop the IOM contract. It might help you to have a link to the expert letter: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/89158245/Case Definition Letter final 10-25-13.pdf. And then next week we will all submit what we have.

    Can any of you commit to this, barring a serious health crisis?
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    @Andrew, Is there a deadline for the letters? I'm preparing to travel up north for my appt at Open Medicine Institute and trying to get all my medical records/forms in order. I am still not staying in my own home (due to mold repairs- long boring story!) and the next two weeks until my appt are crazy for me. But I would love to focus on advocacy, letter writing, etc, once I am back from this appt (closer to the end of July.) Is this too late? I don't know the details of the contract and have not read your link yet.
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    If you get it in the end of July, I think that will work. It will be within 30 days of mine. I'm going to send mine next week, which is the beginning of July.
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    @Andrew, I will aim for the end of July and when I get closer to that point (after my appt up north), I will clarify with you how to proceed.
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    Andrew Senior Member

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    Mine is sent.
  18. Gingergrrl43

    Gingergrrl43 Senior Member

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    @Andrew Mine will have to wait until after my trip but when I get back, I will ask you more about it so I do it correctly!

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