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Posted on: Mon, 11/10/2003 - 12:33pm
ajinnj's picture
Joined: 05/13/2003 - 09:00

I spoke with Laurensmom last week, and we are planning another online meeting this Friday, November 14 at 9:30 EST. We will be continuing our discussion about labeling and ways to expidite the Food Allergen Protection Act- the more people we can get involved, the faster the Act will be passed.
Hope to see you all there.


Posted on: Mon, 11/10/2003 - 1:11pm
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Joined: 10/27/2003 - 09:00

This is kind of "sideways" to the topic- two representatives emailed me back and said that the bill never made it to the floor and both insinuated it was dead and would see no action. Has anyone heard this?

Posted on: Mon, 11/10/2003 - 4:15pm
Nutternomore's picture
Joined: 08/02/2002 - 09:00

It is true that the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA) has not yet been re-introduced.
Tactics have changed this time around. The Food industry lobby has consistently found ways to kill the previous attempts at legislation. This time around, the reason for the "call to action" now is to discuss this with members of Congress [b]before[/b] it gets re-introduced.
By educating and gaining support prior to its introduction, the hope is to get a quick vote and push it through this time around.

Posted on: Tue, 11/11/2003 - 12:36am
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I will try to make it, however the time difference unfortunately will decide whether I will make it (mountain time and near two toddlers bedtimes). If I don't make it count me in to do whatever is necessary to get this bill passed! Which two representatives said it was "dead?"

Posted on: Tue, 11/11/2003 - 3:38am
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Joined: 10/27/2003 - 09:00

I'll try to be there, though that's bed time at my house.
The two reps I have heard from said that they would support it if it came up again. They are Richard Burr (r-NC, House), and John Edwards (d- NC- Senate). John Edwards is pursuing the Democratic nomination. I think Burr is on the Health subcommittee of the House.

Posted on: Tue, 11/11/2003 - 4:07am
LaurensMom's picture
Joined: 05/23/2001 - 09:00

For those who can't come because of the earlier time, please try to come a little later if possible. 10pm was proving just a little rough for me as everyone has been sick (thought we were getting better but alas!)
Anyway, will do my best to post the "minutes" afterwards, but if you get a chance, pop in. Depending on the participation and availability, we might still be there.

Posted on: Thu, 11/13/2003 - 11:51am
ajinnj's picture
Joined: 05/13/2003 - 09:00

jus\t wanted to remind everyone to come to the meeting friday night
[This message has been edited by ajinnj (edited November 13, 2003).]

Posted on: Fri, 11/14/2003 - 11:32am
ajinnj's picture
Joined: 05/13/2003 - 09:00

come to the meeting tonight...if you come send me a sound message b/c I'm doing something else until the meeting starts
[This message has been edited by ajinnj (edited November 14, 2003).]

Posted on: Fri, 11/14/2003 - 12:19pm
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

How do I join? I tried the url listed on the other board and it said that it was not available.

Posted on: Fri, 11/14/2003 - 1:07pm
LaurensMom's picture
Joined: 05/23/2001 - 09:00

We are still there if anyone is intersted! Room not full so keep trying!

Posted on: Fri, 11/14/2003 - 1:31pm
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Joined: 02/22/1999 - 09:00

I always seem to get in when no one else is home. Oh well. [img][/img]


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