We did it!
It's all thanks to the action that you took.
Hundreds of thousands of messages poured into the Senate opposing
have wiped out current legislative protections for dietary supplements. More
and more messages were arriving by the day. The entire Congress began
to take note. Senator McCain was embarrassed by our ad whose headline
pointed out that he was misrepresenting and di's bill, the bill that would d not seem to
understand his own bill.
Word is now racing around Capitol Hill
that Senator McCain met with Senator , a champion of natural medicine, and
told him that he is withdrawing his support for the bill he authored,
the so-called Dietary Supplement Safety Act (S 3002). This means that
the bill as written is now dead.
Is this the end of the story? No. Having given his word to a fellow senator, McCain
is not likely to resume his support for the bill. But we do need to see a
declaration from McCain himself. We will need to see if McCain will try
to offer some modified version of the bill. And there has also been no
word from the other co-sponsor of the bill, .
We will keep you posted. In the meantime, it is time to celebrate your
accomplishment. The democratic process worked. The people spoke and a
powerful senator reversed course. It was all because of you, the active
citizens willing to take time and make the effort to defend natural and
sustainable forms of health and healthcare in the often hostile environment of
Washington, DC. As we all know, Washington is ringed today with special
commercial interests. They have millions of dollars of campaign
contributions to hand out and gigantic lobbying budgets. But in the end,
politicians have to answer to the people.
Gretchen DuBeau, Executive Director
Hunter Lewis, President
Alliance for Natural Health USA