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    URGENT: Take Action Now-CDRPA

    From Unite 2 Fight Paralysis:

    Sudden Change-One Call Away From CDRPA!

    An urgent situation has arisen in these last minutes of the 110th Congress. As you know, the Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Act has been blocked by a lone Republican Senator from Oklahoma, Tom Coburn. He has given one constituent FIFTEEN different excuses for the blocks! His party is enabling this obstruction of the CDRPA, while letting several similar, unrelated bills pass. Our longtime champions Senate Majority Leader Reid (D-NV) and Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), have noticed these contradictions and plan to take action this Monday.

    They can't do it without YOU.

    Please urge your Republican Senators to stand up for your rights, and for the CDRPA. A quick phone call reminding them that paralysis is not a partisan issue is all it should take. Sunday (right now!) would be the best time to call, but Monday morning will be helpful, as well.

    We are one man away from government funding for care AND cure research that will benefit all those affected by paralysis. Don't let partisan games put this off another year. Please call your Republican Senators today and ask them to urge Senator Coburn to allow the Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Act to pass the Senate without objection.

    Your Senator's contact info is easily found by selecting your state from this pull-down menu.

    Your one call WILL make a difference. The script below breaks it down word for word. Keep an eye on Senate C-SPAN Monday to see how it goes!

    Your calls will probably go straight to voicemail. This makes the process even simpler. Dial your Senator's number and ask to speak to someone about bringing the Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Act, Senate Bill 1183, to a vote. This will direct you to the voice mail of your Republican Senator's Health Aide. From there, the short script below is all you need.

    ~My name is (Insert name)

    ~I'm a voter from (insert town and state.)

    ~I'm calling to ask that Senator (insert Senator's last name) urge his colleague, Senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma, to stop impeding the passage of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Act, Senate Bill 1183.

    ~As a paralyzed citizen,(or insert your relationship to paralyzed person) I'm sure that my Senator realizes that paralysis is not a partisan issue, and wants to see passage of this bill that will lead to healthier lives for all those living with paralysis.

    ~Please thank Senator (insert Senator's last name) for his (or her) integrity and support.

    ~You can reach me at (insert phone number) or by email at (insert email address.)

    ~Please tell the Senator that I am grateful for his (or her) support.


    As we Unite 2 Fight Paralysis, it is the power of all of your voices that will overcome this one last obstacle and release the CDRPA in to law!

    Sincerely,
    Your friends at
    Unite 2 Fight Paralysis

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    Does Coleman need an extra nudge here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by momo3
    Does Coleman need an extra nudge here?
    He's very supportive of us--a chief sponsor of the bill. A phone call to thank him and his staff for their ongoing support would be great.

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    bump... because of importance to the 'cure'

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    i tried leaving a voicemail its full, he is a md too

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    coburn must own a medical supply business....

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    Need your help, NOW!

    Call Now! Help pass the Christopher & Dana Reeve Paralysis Act
    We need to flood the senate office with our phone calls this morning. In an effort to make things easier for everyone, I'm posting the phone numbers below. Call as many as you possibly can.

    -Thank those that are cosponsors for cosponsoring the bill.

    -Request that he/she reache out to Sen. Coburn requesting him to release his hold and allow this bill to go forward.

    -And finally, we are asking for their support when this bill comes up for a vote.

    Republican Senators
    Cosponsor

    Sen. Alexander, Lamar – TN
    202-224-4944

    Sen. Allard, Wayne – CO
    202-224-5941

    Sen. Barrasso, John – WY
    202-224-6441

    Sen. Bennett, Robert – UT
    202-224-5042

    Sen. Bond, Christopher – MO
    202-224-5721

    Sen. Brownback, Sam - KS
    202-224-6521

    Sen. Bunning, Jim – KY
    202-224-4343

    Sen. Burr, Richard – NC
    202-224-3954

    Sen. Chambliss, Saxby – GA
    202-224-3521

    Sen. Cochran, Thad – MS
    202-224-5054

    Sen. Coleman, Norm – MN
    202-224-5641

    Sen. Susan Collins – ME
    202-224-2523

    Sen. Bob Corker – TN
    202-224-3344

    Sen. John Cornyn, TX
    202-224-2934

    Sen. Larry Craig – ID
    202-224-2752

    Sen. Mike Crapp – ID
    202-224-6142

    Sen. DeMint, Jim – SC
    202-224-6121

    Sen. Dole, Elizabeth – NC
    202-224-6342

    Sen. Domenici, Pete –NM
    202-224-6621

    Sen. Ensign, John – NV
    202-224-6244

    Sen. Enzi, Michael – WY
    202-224 3424

    Sen. Graham, Lindsey – SC
    202-224-5972

    Sen. Grassley, Charles – IA
    202-224-3744

    Sen. Gregg, Judd – NH
    202-224-3324

    Sen. Hagel, Chuck – NE
    202-224-4224

    Sen. Hatch, Orrin – UT
    202-224-5251

    Sen. Hutchison, Kay Bailey – TX
    202-224-5922

    Sen. Inhofe, James – OK
    202-224-4721

    Sen. Isakson, Johnny – GA
    202-224-3843

    Sen. Kyl, Jon – AZ
    202-224-4521

    Sen. Lugar, Richard – IN
    202-224-4814

    Sen. Martinez, Mel –FL
    202-224-3041

    Sen. McCain, John – AZ
    202-224-2235

    Sen. McConnell, Mitch – KY
    202-224-2541

    Sen. Murkowski, Lisa – AK
    202-224-6665

    Sen. Roberts, Pat – KS
    202-224-4774

    Sen. Sessions, Jeff – AL
    202-224-4124

    Sen. Shelby, Richard – AL
    202-224-5744

    Sen. Smith, Gordon – OR
    202-224-3753

    Sen. Snowe, Olympia – ME
    202-224-5344

    Sen. Specter Arlen – PA
    202-224-4254

    Sen. Stevens, Ted – AK
    202-224-3004

    Sen. Sunumu, John – NH
    202-224-2841

    Sen. Thune, John – SD
    202-224- 2321

    Sen. Vitter, David – LA
    202-224-4623

    Sen. Voinovich, George – OH
    202-224-3353

    Sen.Warner, John – VA
    202-224-6253

    Sen. Wicker, Roger – MS
    202-224-6253
    __________________
    "Our lives begin to end the day
    we become silent about things that matter."
    - Martin Luther King Jr

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    Wouldn't Bush just veto it anyway. I thought it had passed congress and the house some time ago and he vetoed it......?
    Here's Hoping!

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    View the start of the debate here:
    http://www.c-spanarchives.org/librar...1222717046&n=2

    Rest of it can be viewed here...it started at 15:00 in the senate and there are additional videos:
    http://www.c-spanarchives.org/congre.../77539&hors=s#
    Paralyze resistance with persistence.
    T-12

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    No, you're speaking of the ESC bill.

    Quote Originally Posted by DougB
    Wouldn't Bush just veto it anyway. I thought it had passed congress and the house some time ago and he vetoed it......?

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