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May proclamation by Christie for CFS awareness

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by Nielk, May 1, 2013.

  1. Nielk

    Nielk

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    The NJCFS has posted this official proclamation by Governor Chris Christie declaring the month of May 2013 as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome month.
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    Valentijn Activity Level: 3

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    Chris Christie is one of my favorite politicians. Very much not into playing the stupid political games, and generally a decent-seeming human being who just focuses on getting his job done right.
  3. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    Must admit I don't understand what I'm looking at there! Is it some sort of skit on the US Constitution or something?

    We need a sociological deconstruction of this one! :)
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  4. Nielk

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    See here: http://www.njcfsa.org/2013/05/01/2356/

    Declarations are nonbinding documents signed by Governors in recognition os special events or significant issues.
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  5. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    Thanks - never seen a document like that.
  6. ggingues

    ggingues $10 gift code at iHerb GAS343 of $40

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    Can you provide a direct link?

    Thanks,

    GG
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    ggingues $10 gift code at iHerb GAS343 of $40

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  9. snowathlete

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    Super. I think I saw one other last year, somewhere else. Can't remember where, but looked similar.

    Happy ME/CFS/FM/MCS awareness month everybody!!! :balloons: :balloons: :balloons::balloons: sorry...no purple balloons.
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    We need to tell Pres. Obama to make this National!
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    gooooooooooooooooooood idea! its easy for him to do, right?

    who here has his cell?
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  12. jeffrez

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    I don't think you need his cell. The White House will respond to any petition at We The People https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/ that gets over a certain threshold of signatures. You can also tweet his twitter account @BarackObama.

    I don't know if your response was intended to be snarky, but there are many ways to get involved and petition our leaders these days. You don't even need to leave your chair. ;-)
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  13. snowathlete

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    No, seriously, I thought it was a good idea. I wasn't trying to be snarky at all, just making a joke of the question of how we would get his attention for it. I can see, reading back, why you thought I was being snarky but I was actually just being enthusiastic. Obviously, we can't just give him a ring on his cell, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't promote this idea.
    I think you 25,000 people to sign the petition, is that right, so that probably wont work if we want it to happen this year before the 12th May. Twitter isn't a bad idea, that could work quicker. I'm in the Uk so the political system is different, but would people in the US be able to phone their representatives and ask them to push it up?
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    Oh, I wasn't sure, but thanks for clarifying. : -)

    For an executive order, I don't think we would need to deal with our (mostly) lame representatives. But it appears that for the second term they changed the threshold again, this time to 100,000 signatures - in 30 days. :confused:That doesn't really seem doable, so I guess it's an idea that destined for the circular file, lol.
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  15. Nielk

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