Call About The Dietary Supplement Bill
We all need to work together to stop this bill from gaining any support in the Senate and keep any portion of it from becoming law. Read More Here.
1. Please Call Your Two Senators Today
- Ask to speak to the person who manages health care topics (typically called the health legislative assistant).
- Tell them you strongly oppose S. 3002, the McCain/Dorgan dietary supplement Bill and request that your Senator NOT Co-sponsor this bill.
- Ask the staff person to follow up with you to confirm the Senator’s position.
2. If you Live in Arizona:
A. Call one of Senator McCain’s offices in the state to voice your disapproval of the bill.
- Phoenix Office: (602) 952-2410
- Prescott Office: (928) 445-0833
- Tempe Office: (480) 897-6289
- Tucson Office: (520) 670-6334
B. Make it an Election Issue: Contact the campaign offices of anyone running against Senator McCain especially in the Republican Primary to oppose this bill and promote continued protection of access to dietary supplements. (While non-profit organizations cannot endorse candidates for election and the Pop Campaign is not supporting or opposing any candidate, you as an individual who cares about these issues is encouraged to educate the candidates in Arizona.)
3. If You Live in North Dakota:
A. Call one of Senator Dorgan’s offices in the state to voice your disapproval of the bill. Ask that he take himself off the bill as a sponsor.
- Bismarck: (701) 250-4618
- Fargo: (701) 239-5389
- Minot (701) 852-0703
- Grand Forks: (701) 746-8972
- State Residents may also call Toll Free: (800) 666-4482
B. Make it an Election Issue: Senator Dorgan is retiring from the Senate at the end of his term this year. Contact the campaign offices of anyone running for his seat and educate them on the value of continued protection of access to dietary supplements. (While non-profit organizations cannot endorse candidates for election and the Pop Campaign is not supporting or opposing any candidate, you as an individual who cares about these issues is encouraged to educate the candidates in North Dakota.)
Fax About The Dietary Supplement Act
(Re: Dietary Supplement Act)
February 12, 2010
The Honorable _______________________________:
United States Senate
Washington, DC 20515
Senators McCain and Dorgan have introduced a bill that is BAD for America!
S. 3002, the Dietary Supplement Safety Act of 2010 introduced by Senators McCain and Dorgan will cost jobs, raise the prices of dietary supplements, andrestrict my health liberty. S. 3002 is regulatory overkill. As your constituent, I urge you to oppose S. 3002.
The Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 19994 as amended was a hard fought victory for Americans. I want you to protect it against this and all attacks. I, like more than 2/3rds of Americans, use supplements; want to keep them affordable; and in the marketplace.
Don’t let dietary supplements be regulated out of existence! The FDA has sufficient authority to regulate dietary supplements. I don’t want their power expanded. This bill will create an unreasonable regulatory burden for responsible manufacturers and distributors of dietary supplements. It would even require truck stops, Seven-11’s and industrious individuals who sell supplements in multi-level marketing programs to register with the FDA, be subject to inspection, annual reporting requirements, and monetary penalties for failure to properly comply with these new proposed regulations.
S. 3002 will do nothing to stop the unlawful activity of a handful of unscrupulous businesses who prey on the athletes who seek performance enhancing products, whom Senator McCain claims he is trying to protect.
- Dietary Supplements by and large are very safe and contribute significantly to improved health status.
- Studies show that the use of dietary supplements in particular in seniors can lower the cost of health care.
- S. 3002 would drive up costs and reduce access to quality products.
- S. 3002 would harm small businesses.
- S. 3002 is regulatory overkill.
- As an American, I don’t want S. 3002. I want DSHEA protected.
The current Administration is aggressively enforcing the current law and needs no further powers or regulatory burdens. S. 3002 would give the FDA unfettered recall authority and set the stage for abuses of power. Please DO NOT Co-Sponsor S. 3002.
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WE NEED YOU TO CALL YOUR SENATORS TODAY!
(Phone and Fax list is below – scroll down)
Here is how you do it!
Senators primarily respond to their constituents so contact your Senator. If your Senator is not on the Committee, then contact the Chair, Senator Tom Harkin’s Office and the Ranking Republican, Mike Enzi. We feel that all Senators represent all of us and we should be heard, so contact the ones in bold.
The next step is easy, Fax or call the Senator’s office (Scroll down for the phone list of Senators).
Say, for example: “Hello, I am___________ and a constituent of Senator________ and I am calling to ask him/her to support the proposals for amendments to S 510 offered by The POP Campaign.
The POP Campaign recommends to the Senate, pertaining to S 510, that it instruct the FDA and insert the following language to limit the scope of the FDA guidelines and makes a strong statement for organics pertaining to CODEX harmonization.
Senate Health Committee Phone List
These are members of the Senate Health Committee participating in the mark-up of S 510 (The Food Safety Bill). Those in bold are the ones we are especially paying attention to. Please call!
Senator Phone Fax
Tom Harkin (IA) 202-224-3254 202-224-3533
Chair of Committee
Chris Dodd (CT) 202-224-2823 202-224-1083
Barbara Mikulski (MD) 202-224-4654 202-224-8858
Jeff Bingaman (NM) 202-224-5521 No fax
Patty Murray (WA) 202-224-2621 202-224-0238
Jack Reed (RI) 202-224-4642 202-224-4680
Bernie Sanders (VT) 202-224-5141 202-228-0776
Sherrod Brown (OH) 202-224-2315 202-228-6321
Bob Casey (PA) 202-224-6324 202-228-0604
Kay Hagan (NC) 202-224-6342 202-228-2563
Jeff Merkley (OR) 202-224-3753 202-228-3997
Al Franken (MN) 202-224-5641 No fax
Michael Bennet (CO) 202-224-5852 202-228-5036
Senator Phone Fax
Mike Enzi (WY) 202-224-3424 202-228-0359 (F)
Judd Gregg (NH) 202-224-3324 No fax
Lamar Alexander (TN) 202-224-4944 202-228-3398
Richard Burr (NC) 202-224-3154 202-228-2981`
Johnny Isakson (GA) 202-224-3643 202-228-0724
Orrin Hatch (UT) 202-224-5251 202-224-6331
Pat Roberts (KS) 202-224-4774 202-224-3514
Tom Coburn (OK) 202-224-5754 202-224-6008
Lisa Murkowski (AK) 202-224-6665 202-224-5301