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05/23/2008 08:11 AM

Lyme Bill - Call to Action

Clayton72
Clayton72  
Posts: 508
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CALL TO ACTION 2008 #3 (May 20, 2008)

From Pat Smith, President, Lyme Disease Association, Inc.

http://www.LymeDiseaseAssociation.org/

Lyme & Tick-Borne Disease Prevention Education & Research Act of 2007

S-1708 / HR-741

History: As you know, Congressman Pallone has given the IDSA control

over the Lyme bill. We must change his mind. The patient call-ins,

protests, & great newspaper coverage & flyers in his district have had

an impact. We cannot confirm this, but we heard from a doctor who

called Mr. Pallone's office that they are discussing the issue in DC

now. Congress is in recess next week. IDSA (Infectious Diseases

Society of America) does not want your voice heard and has made that

clear to Congress. Time has almost run out We must make patient voices

heard. You need to be counted.

Don't let IDSA control your health!

IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED:

Who: Individuals, organizations, doctors

Where: Across the US

When: May 21, 22, 23

What: Contact the following (1) Congressman and (2) Committee Staffs

How: Please call them. Second choice fax if there is a listed fax number

Why: The House Health Subcommittee and Senate HELP Committee are

where the Lyme disease bills are, and if the Committee chairs do not

release the bills for a vote, the bills will die.

1. Call Congressman Frank Pallone (NJ

Phone: 202-225-4671

Fax: 202-225-9665

Chairman of the House Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee

Sample Phone Blurb:

I'm calling to ask Congressman Pallone to schedule the Lyme bill for a

hearing today! He has made a grave mistake in siding with the IDSA

which has been investigated. The IDSA Guidelines' settlement is

unrelated to the bill which asks for research money and a patient

voice. Mr. Pallone's job is to help patients. (Leave your name,

address, contact info)

2. Call the US House Health Subcommittee Staff

Phone: 202-225-2927

Sample Phone Blurb:

I'm calling to ask the Staff to ask Congressman Pallone to schedule

the Lyme bill for a hearing today! He has made a grave mistake in

siding with the IDSA which has been investigated. The IDSA Guidelines'

settlement is unrelated to the bill which asks for research money and

a patient voice. Mr. Pallone's job is to help patients. (Leave your

name, address, contact info)

3. Call the US Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions (HELP)

Committee Staff

Phone: (202) 224-5375

Sample Phone Blurb:

I'm calling to ask the Staff to ask the HELP Committee Chair to

schedule the Lyme bill for a hearing today! He has ignored patients

and listened to the IDSA which has been investigated. The IDSA

Guidelines' settlement is unrelated to the bill which asks for

research money and a patient voice. (Leave your name, address, contact

info)

4. Note: Out of respect, we are not asking you to call the office of

Senator Kennedy, Chair of the HELP Committee, at this time.

LymeRights.org, who supports this call-in has info on its website

about other actions you can take.

http://www.LymeRights.org/

For other bill info: http://LymeDiseaseAssociation.org/

Watch YouTube protest video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13bj_6L1hbI

Pat Smith, President, Lyme Disease Association, Inc.

PO Box 1438

Jackson, NJ 08527

888-366-6611 Toll free info line

732-938-7215 (Fax)

http://LymeDiseaseAssociation.org/

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05/24/2008 04:53 AM
denise17
denise17  
Posts: 281
Member

Hey Clayton, Thanks for your post but I just read it today. Can I make those calls next week or is it to late? Denise

05/24/2008 09:39 AM
Clayton72
Clayton72  
Posts: 508
Member

I would just go ahead and try - who knows!
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