By James J. Gormley
25 by 25: 25,000 Signatures by February 25!!
Do you feel like we are all living in some sort of reality that keeps repeating a day until we get it right, as Bill Murray’s character, Phil, learned in the 1993 movie, Groundhog Day?
Well, in this case the FDA is Phil and it needs to learn a lesson here. Please sign the petition!
Talking about lessons, in November, Citizens for Health (CFH) supporters made grassroots history by joining forces to amass over 12,000 “Withdraw the NDI Petition” signatures in 10 days!
Representatives from CFH (Jim Turner and James Gormley) honored that commitment on December 2nd by meeting with top aides from 11 key U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate offices, where we dropped off the petition along with the 12,686 signatures from many of you!
While we received the warmest reception at the offices of Congressman Darrell Issa (CA) and Congressman Ron Paul MD (TX) — thank you Congressmen and your aides! — we look forward to working with a number of Congressional movers-and-shakers to push for a withdrawal of this misguided Guidance. [You can sign the petition here]
In fact, two of the three original authors of the law that protects our supplement rights, Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) met with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) a few weeks ago, but their request that the Guidance be withdrawn was denied.
We at CFH have been calling for the withdrawal of this Guidance since September 13th, and we are pleased that the health-food industry associations are now calling for the Guidance withdrawal as well.
With CFH’s petition campaign signatures now approaching 19,000 even though the official comment period is over, we are going to continue to collect petition signatures and pass them along (in batches) to Congress and the FDA. You can sign the petition here to help us reach 25 by 25!
In the weeks ahead, we will be following up again with the 11 legislators whose offices we visited in order to ask for their support in calling on the FDA to summarily withdraw the Guidance and to hold a public hearing if it is not immediately withdrawn.
You can rest assured that your having made history with this petition will not be forgotten, and we use the power of your signatures, and your commitment, to achieve continued consumer health-freedom victories!
Our new goal is 25 by 25, or 25,000 signatures by February 25, and with your help we can reach it! Sign it today to make history … again!