Dear Fellow Diabetes Advocates,
It is vital that we rally the United States grass-roots diabetes community like it never has been before. Volunteers, associations and networks all need to come together at this point in time to ensure the United States - a critical vote at the U.N. which also determines how many other countries will be inclined to vote- solidly supports the U.N. Resolution on Diabetes and votes YES.
Below is a list of three vital persons in the U.S. government who have the ability to influence the U.S. Ambassador in his decision. Included is a standard letter (available at: www.unitefordiabetes.org/assets/files/assets/files/Letter%20Template%20for%20Individuals.doc ) which will help you in writing to them. Letters, emails and phone calls of support from across the nation will help convince our government leaders that this unprecedented opportunity to help people struggling with diabetes around the world must not be lost.
Please have you and your friends and loved ones all write to:
Michael O. Leavitt
Secretary of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Ave S.W.
Washington D.C. 20201
Toll Free Phone: (877)-696-6775
Rear Admiral Kenneth P. Moritsugu, MD, MPH
Acting Surgeon General
Office of the Surgeon General
5600 Fishers Lane Room 18-66
Rockville, MD 20857
White House Senior Health Policy Advisor
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave N.W.
Washington D.C. 20500
If you would like more information on the U.N. Resolution on Diabetes please visit www.unitefordiabetes.org. Thank you all for your dedication to ensuring the health and survival of people with diabetes around the world! Please forward this to everyone you can think of who can help. Go blogs, go!
Youth Leadership Project Coordinator
International Diabetes Federation
Last Updated: Friday October 06, 2006 12:40:02
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