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bpaatsch at bigpond.net.au
Sat Apr 24 01:59:19 UTC 2004
I thought you'd like to get involved with the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation. It's free, it's easy, and it's important. You can sign up for their online newsletter, Bridging the Gap, or their advocacy group, the Christopher Reeve Action Network and receive Action Alerts on upcoming legislation.
This is an urgent issue and we would appreciate your signatures!
Here's a link the the Action Network
About the Action Network
"I never imagined politics would get in the way of hope." - Christopher Reeve
Politics has gotten in the way of hope and of health. The desire for
a better political system (when we can get it) should not constrain
us from working within the existing political systems when there is
an opportunity to add our shoulders to the wheel when that wheel
happens to be poised to roll in a direction that is in the interests of
our health and of the health of our families and friends as well.
If California can get itself a good stem cell and therapeutic cloning
legislative regime, the rest of American may follow suit. But in either
case, basic research gets done faster when the legislative and political
climate are more conducive to putting more post docs (the discovery
work horses) behind the lab benches. More is learnt and what is learnt
is better able to be commercialised and turned into health products
and services which is good for the local economies where these things
I am not a Californian or an American, but I want lots of competitor
countries pushing for better health products and services, and
more educated voters and politicians, because these things up the
rate of positive change around the globe (if not quite as fast as they
do locally). The countries or states with the most biotech savvy
voters and politicians will have a competitive advantage (all else
Adding your signature to a petition oriented towards better health
outcomes (a better legislative regime) is something concrete. It need
not be all you do today or ever. Talking (even talking intelligently
may feel good) but its worth doing something too. Or instead if you
have to choose.
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