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    Thank goodness.

    The past 3 weeks have seen more change than any switchover period in American politics. And thank god for  it.

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      Urge Obama to Issue Stem Cell Executive Order!

      Contact the White House Today! Take Action!

       
      Today, the Coalition for the Advancement of Medical Research (CAMR), of which PAN is a founding member, sent a letter urging President Obama to issue a straightforward Executive Order that reverses President Bush’s policy on embryonic stem cell research (ESCR) and calls on the National Institutes of Health to issue appropriate ethical guidelines.  While we have no information causing us to believe that the commitment to reverse the restrictive Bush policy will not be kept, the delay in action from President Obama is beginning to cause us concern.

      CAMR, the nation's leading bipartisan pro-cures coalition representing over 100 nationally recognized patient organizations, universities, scientific societies, and foundations, today learned that President Obama has "guaranteed" he will sign an Executive Order to lift the current federal restrictions on funding for ESCR but there have also been recent press reports that suggest President Obama may be considering linking an Executive Order with legislative action.  We believe that such action will cause unnecessary delay.

      Make your voice heard and let President Obama know that quickly lifting the ban on federally funded ESCR should remain a priority.  Contact the White House by calling the White House comment line at (202) 456-1111 or by clicking "Take Action" to send an e-mail to President Obama.

      Dear President Obama,

      I ask you to immediately issue an Executive Order to reverse the federal
      restriction on funding for human embryonic stem cell research.  

      Progress has been stalled long enough. The 100 million patients who suffer
      from cancer, Alzheimer's, diabetes, Parkinson's, spinal cord injuries,
      heart disease, ALS, and others diseases look to you to allow embryonic
      stem cell research to move forward.

      Research cannot wait for legislation. An Executive Order from you today
      could offer hope for so many.

      Sincerely,
      YOUR NAME

      "Warning Democratic politicians against being "liberal" or moving "left" remains a time-honored - even compulsive - media ritual".~ Norman Solomon

      by fayeforcure on Sat Feb 07, 2009 at 05:05:48 PM PST

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