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Please SIGN PETITION AGAINST the NOMINATION OF SUZANNE VERNON for the CFSAC

Discussion in 'Action Alerts and Advocacy' started by Dreambirdie, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. Dreambirdie

    Dreambirdie work in progress

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  2. Dreambirdie

    Dreambirdie work in progress

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    Just to let you all know that there are already 121 signature on Khaly's petition.

    There was only 61 this morning. So KEEP "EM COMING!
  3. Dreambirdie

    Dreambirdie work in progress

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    As of now--AUGUST 18th at 9:56 a.m., there are 150 signatures on the petition.

    If you haven't signed it yet, please do.
  4. mezombie

    mezombie Senior Member

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    Signed, shared, etc.

    I do not want the co-author of the Reeves' CDC CFS definition on this Federal advisory committee.
  5. Lily

    Lily *Believe*

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    Definitely not! Keep the signatures coming folks!
  6. Dreambirdie

    Dreambirdie work in progress

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    168 people have signed as of 8:25 this a.m.

    Many great comments were posted, along with this one by Joan Grobstein:

    "Dr. Vernon is one of the authors of the Reeves (2005) empiric definition of CFS. She has never repudiated that definition or the misleading research done on cohorts defined by it. Until she does so, it seems unlikely that she will be able to bring any clarity to CFSAC"
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    Who is the person over the CFSAC that should be notified this petition exists?
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    At which HHS facebook page could we post about this. I was tempted to post at the CDC page, but is the CFSAC really part of the CDC? It reports to HHS.
  9. Dreambirdie

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    Hi Andrew--

    I don't have time to track this down right now.

    I'm sure Khaly Castle, who created this petition, knows what to do with it.
  10. mezombie

    mezombie Senior Member

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    Hi Andrew,

    Khaly will make sure the petition gets to the CFSAC one way or another.

    Dr. Nancy C. Lee is the Executive Secretary of the CFSAC and coordinates it currently.

    She is part of the Office of Women's Health at HHS, which has its own Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/HHSOWH, should you wish to post something there.

    The best thing you can do at the moment is share the petition with like-minded friends and urge them to sign it.

    Thanks!
    MZ
  11. ggingues

    ggingues $10 gift code at iHerb GAS343 of $40

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    Done, time for some new blood!

    GG
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    At this point, at 8:05 pm on August 20, there are 180 signatures.

    We need 20 more to bring us to 200. Please help spread the word.
  14. Dreambirdie

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    Khaly is going to submit the petition to Nancy Lee and Dennis Mangan, once it hits 200 signatures.
    It will be left open for more after that.

    ONLY 14 MORE SIGNATURES NEEDED TO REACH 200.
  15. ggingues

    ggingues $10 gift code at iHerb GAS343 of $40

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    Is there a way to post this on Facebook? It doesn't appear so, I liked the thread, but not sure how visible this will make it?

    GG
  16. Dreambirdie

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    Khaly has posted the petition on her Facebook wall. https://www.facebook.com/khalyal#!/khalyal?sk=wall

    ONLY 11 MORE SIGNATURES NEEDED TO SUBMIT IT.
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    Thanks for posting this DB. :)
  19. Dreambirdie

    Dreambirdie work in progress

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    6:13 pm: JUST TWO MORE SIGNATURES NEEDED.
  20. Dreambirdie

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    The goal of 200 has been reached. Thanks to everyone who signed the petition.

    Please continue passing it along. The more, the better.

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