Amazing Grace was a hymn written by John Newton, a slave trader in the 1700’s who became a leading supporter of slave trade abolition. He worked with William Wilberforce in the English Parliament. It took them 20 years, but finally in 1807, the slave trade was abolished.
I don’t have John Newton or William Wilberforce’s credentials, but I hope to create a movement in our country’s legislature to correct wrongs that now extend 100 years, climaxing in the long-term imprisonment of innocent citizens along with destruction of lives and families. And I hope (and pray) that it doesn’t take 20 years to have an effect.
This is the beginning of my campaign. I hope you will join me. I will share what I do in this blog, the answers I receive, the things I’ve learned, the points to pass on. If you are in this fight with me, then please sign up for future announcement of posts, and get on board the
Let’s get this new government to understand how laws are supposed to be made, interpreted, and followed in this country.
If you would like to join me in this crusade, here are some wise suggestions by a long-term advocate of patient rights—Rev. Ronald “Doc” Myers, MD.
WHAT TO INCLUDE IN YOUR COMMUNICATION (LETTERS, PHONE CALLS, E-MAILS, ETC.,) WITH YOUR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS!
FIGHT CHRONIC PAIN PATIENT BIGOTRY IN AMERICA!
SUPPORT PAIN PATIENTS ADVOCACY WEEK, April 23-30, 2017!
Find out the date, time and location of your congress delegation next town hall meetings.
In you letters, emails or conversation with your members of congress, you should include the following:
- State “thousands of your constituents suffer with chronic pain or have a close relative who suffers with chronic pain and are no longer able to receive the medicines they need.”
- At the end of your letter state:
“As a member (or supporter) of the National Pain Patients Coalition (NPPC) (or whatever chronic pain advocacy group you are a part of), we invite you to support and participate in our annual PAIN PATIENTS ADVOCACY WEEK, April 23-30, 2017. Please support our efforts to establish PAIN PATIENTS ADVOCACY WEEK as a national observance. We would appreciate you mentioning it from the congressional floor (U.S. Senate or U.S. House of Representatives) at the appropriate time.
- Thank him/her for their support in improving the quality of life for their constituents who suffer with chronic pain and the compassionate physicians who treat them.
- Place the following cc list at the end of your letter:
So come on and GET ON BOARD!