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FDA draft NDI guidance : ACTION call-in Sept. 8th

Dear Industry Leaders,

We have modified some of the talking points for the September 8th Call-In Lobby Day.
The updated talking points can be viewed on our call-In webpage: https://secure3.convio.net/aahf/site/Advocacy?alertId=911&pg=makeACall

Please feel free to call me at 202-467-1987 if you would like to discuss the talking points.

Best regards,

Nandini Gopinadh

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Nandini Gopinadh
Legislative and Policy Analyst

email: nandini@anh-usa.org
office: (202) 467-1987
fax: (202) 315-5837
www.anh-usa.org

Dear Industry Leaders,

ANH-USA is in the midst of mobilizing hundreds of thousands of natural health advocates to express their opposition to the NDI draft guidance. An important feature of our grassroots strategy is a coordinated call-in lobby day on September 8, 2011.

The NDI draft guidance runs counter to the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) and is a clear perversion of Congressional intent.
On September 8, 2011 we are urging all natural health advocates to call Congress to express their opposition to the NDI draft guidance. We request that you spread the word to all natural health professionals, consumers and supporters so that we can flood Congress with phone calls on September 8.

Attached please find key talking points to refer to during the phone calls.

To facilitate the process, on August 29 ANH-USA will launch a lobby day webpage. This webpage will contain an interactive feature so that individuals can type in their zipcodes and they will be provided with the phone numbers of their own Members of Congress. The webpage will also contain the attached talking points.

We are launching the website at a later date to avoid early phone calls as much as possible. Timing is crucial, and it is our intention that all phone calls will be conducted on September 8 in order to have maximum impact.

Once our webpage is live we will forward the link to all of you.

Please feel free to refer your consumers and supporters to our webpage, or you may create your own webpage/informational material based on the attached talking points.

In order to continue our efforts against the NDI draft guidance your support is imperative. We are far from our fundraising target in order to achieve the various components of our strategy. The consequences of not challenging the NDI draft guidance are far reaching, including threatening the very legality of most dietary supplements and increasing production costs on the few remaining.

If each of you can contribute at least $2000, we will be able to stay on par for our fundraising target. Your support is deeply appreciated.

If you wish to fund our current projects, you are welcome to donate to our tax-deductible charity, the Natural Health Alliance Foundation (NHAF). You may donate to NHAF online here: http://aahf.convio.net/site/Donation2?df_id=2242&2242.donation=form1 . You may also make your credit card donation by calling our Membership Director, Emily Stevenson, at 202-467-1985. If you prefer to donate by check, please ensure that the check is made payable to NHAF and use the following address:

ANH-USA
1350 Connecticut Avenue, NW , 5th floor
Washington , DC 20036

We thank all of you who have already generously donated to us for this cause!

Please feel free to email me with any questions.

Warm regards,
Nandini Gopinadh

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Nandini Gopinadh
Legislative and Policy Analyst

email: nandini@anh-usa.org
office: (202) 467-1987
fax: (202) 315-5837
www.anh-usa.org