Email Newsletter from July 26, 2007
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CRISIS: HIGH-DANGER CONGRESSIONAL THREAT TO SUPPLEMENTS
Your Organization, Club, Church or Company Can Make A Difference
IF You Act Now
Your Organization Speaks for Many Voters
Your organization can sign on to the Natural Solutions Foundation’s Letter to the Chairmen of the Compromise Committee which will save or kill our access to Natural Supplements. It will be carried, by hand, to the appropriate members of the Committee which will draft the Compromise Committee Report merging the House and Senate versions of the bills. That is the version which will appear on the President’s desk for signing.
Sign on Deadline: 9:30 AM Monday, July 31
A. Sign your group on to Liberty Coalition Letter (http://www.democracyinaction.org/dia/organizationsORG/healthfreedomusa/content.jsp?content_KEY=3020)to Protect Your Access to Supplements. Click here (firstname.lastname@example.org)to add your organization’s voice to keeping your health freedom intact. Michael is the Director of the Liberty Coalition (http://www.libertycoalition.net/). The Natural Solutions Foundation is a member organization, signing on to numerous letters to Congress which urge freedom and restraint of intrusive governmental policies on that freedom. Your group can sign on to the Natural Solutions Foundation letter along with many other groups by clicking on the link above.
If you are not your group’s decision maker, forward this email immediately to that person. Meet-ups, social, religious, educational, humanitarian, sports, corporate and all other types of organizations are welcome to join the Natural Solutions Foundation in urging the Congressional Conference Committee to include protective language to keep supplements on your kitchen counter (and in your body)!
B. Call the Congressional Switchboard, 1-800-839-5276 or 202-224-3121 and ask to speak to the offices of Senators Kennedy and Congresman Dingell. You probably will have to call back to be connected to the second of their two offices. Tell Senator Kennedy and Congressman Dingell’s offices (you won’t get to speak to them) that you "strongly support retaining the the Durbin Amendment, (also called Sec. 608), to S. 1082 in the Compromise Committee Report because it protects Dietary Supplements from the FD".
C. Spread the word. Everyone on your email list is a member of a group or knows people who are. This is such an urgent matter that we urge you to take the time as a first priority to send this information to everyone you know. NOW! Ask people who have the authority to do so to sign on to the Liberty Coalition letter. Ask everyone to go to www.HealthFreedomUSA.org or www.GlobalHealthFreedom.org and sign up for the Health Freedom Alerts on our secure list. And tell them that this issue is important to you so they hope they will get involved, too!
Your tax deductible donations allow us to educated Congress. We have retained Charles Frohman (http://www.cfrohman.com/), an expeSurienced and highly respected and Congressional educator and legislative consultant because we need a voice on the Hill. On Monday, July 31, Ralph Fucetola, one of our trustees, and Charlie will visit the offices of key members of Congress, both Democrat and Republican, to continue the process of education so they can understand what their Pharma friendly votes mean to their voters – you.
Having Charlie on staff is a great forward step. Your emails to Congress have made us a force. Now we need to keep for force pushing steadily for health freedom in the halls of Congress. We need to raise $2000 every month to have take that step. He has already proven his worth in the month that he has been with us. But each month that step costs $2000. Click here (http://drrimatruthreports.com/index.php?page_id=189) to make a special recurring donation to keep our health freedom message ringing in Congress.
You can support the wellness industry by buying high quality, organic supplements and care products while you support the Natural Solutions Foundation at the same time. Your purchases at www.Organics4U.org do both and support your health at the same time since every item is organic and approved by me as a physician with nearly 40 years of experience in natural, drug free medicine. As a thank you, 40% of your purchase is tax deductible!
E. Support Congressman Ron Paul’s Health Freedom Protection Act, H. R. 2117 (http://www.democracyinaction.org/dia/organizationsORG/healthfreedomusa/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=11754). Urge your Congressman or woman to become a co-sponsor of the bill so they can participate in protecting your right to know what dietary supplements can -and cannot- do for you. This bill stands in direct opposition to the FDA’s latest attempt to take away your right to accurate health product information (FDA draft guidance, "Evidence-Based Review System for the Scientific Evaluation of Health Claims", Docket 2007D-0125, http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/hclmgui5.html). Voice your strong support for accurate health claims here (http://www.democracyinaction.org/dia/organizationsORG/healthfreedomusa/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=12189) during the Public Comment Period.
Background on the Immediate Legislative Crisis
Within a few days the ill-advised and dangerous bills that give more power to the FDA to solve the problems created by the FDA having too much power (!) will go to a Conference Committee for resolution of the differences between them. The House and Senate versions of the FDA Revitalization Bill, S. 1082 and H.R. 2900, are now being merged in a Conference Committee. As bad as it is (and it IS very bad), S. 1082 contains something that we need badly. Senator Durbin’s amendment, Sec. 608, strongly protects dietary supplements. The House version does not. Your right to take supplements depends on this amendment.
Without this protection, the FDA will have the perfect legislative "end run" it needs to kill Big Pharma’s most significant competitor: health. People who take supplements and other health products stay healthy (despite the Pharma-inspired "Poison Press" of Pharma-sponsored junk science). Relatively inexpensive supplements cut heavily into the illness-care industry. Their Congressional shopping spree is bringing home their bacon in these bills. Without Senator Durbin’s amendment, the FDA’s long-standing attack on your health freedom will gain tremendous momentum.
Your continued support through your emails to Congress and other vital actions has turned the Natural Solutions Foundation into a powerhouse on Capital Hill! Several of the front runners in the Presidential election have told us when we call to make appointments or talk to their staffers that they are well aware of the Natural Solutions Foundation’s positions on health freedom. Your emails and calls to the Congressional Switch Board are doing that! We ARE the ones we have been waiting for.
The pro-illness forces are powerful and have all the money they need. We have truth and freedom, ringing like a bell. It takes continued vigilance and continued participation to ring that bell loud and long enough to get what we demand: health freedom so that we can chose our own health options as we see fit! Stay active. Spread the word!
Yours in health and freedom,
Rima E. Laibow, MD
Natural Solutions Foundation
HR 2117, Health Freedom Protection Act: http://www.govtrack.us/congress/billtext.xpd?bill=h110-2117
FDA draft guidance, "Evidence-Based Review System for the Scientific Evaluation of Health Claims", Docket 2007D-0125, http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/hclmgui5.html
Stop Codex Alimentarius and Protect Health Freedom!