Thursday, October 16, 2014

Advocate Action Alert on BMI

Dear Advocates,

Yesterday we shared the exciting news with you that as a result of YOU using your voice to advocate for Members of Congress to sign onto the “Dear Colleague letter” addressed to Centers for Disease Control (“CDC”) regarding BMI screening in schools, CDC decided to IMMEDIATELY start working on several changes*.  That CDC acted so quickly is NOTHING SHORT OF AMAZING (miraculous really); rarely do things happen this fast on Capitol Hill.  CDC responded so quickly, in large part because of YOUR ADVOCACY. 

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

However, despite the immediate actions already being taken by CDC, there is more to be done and we need you to help ensure CDC follows through on the requests of the Dear Colleague letter. We need you and your friends, family, colleagues, clients (if appropriate) to call your Member of the House of Representatives and ask them to sign on to the Dear Colleague letter by Close Of Business (COB), Monday, October 27, 2014.
If you would like to use your voice and be part of the solution that addresses school-based BMI screenings, please make one very simple, yet very important, phone call. All the details on how to make your call can be found here: Advocate Action Alert.

To each of you, for all of your advocacy and belief in the EDC championing this issue on Capitol Hill for you and with you, I cannot say thank you enough.  But we must not yet rest yet. We must make our calls. We must get as many signatures as possible by COB, Monday, October 27, 2014. We must...we can...we will...together.   

Our work continues, ~Kathleen

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