Campaign Update 9/01/04

Election Day is just 62 days away and we are counting on you to help us get our message out

As you know, stem cell research could lead to breakthrough treatments and cures for many diseases and injuries, including: diabetes, cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer's, cystic fibrosis, multiple sclerosis, sickle cell disease, Parkinson’s, HIV/AIDS, osteoporosis, ALS, autism, severe burns and spinal cord injury.

Action Alert

The YES on 71 campaign is working enthusiastically to spread the message about life- saving treatments and cures throughout California, but we cannot accomplish this goal without you. You can help ensure victory in November -- you are the link to life-saving treatments and cures.

Visit our website, choose a banner and post it on your site: LINK to YES on 71. Don't stop there. . . contact your friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers and encourage them to do thesame. Together, we can create a life-saving link across the state.

In The News

"As technologically advanced as our country is today, it's both frustrating and heartbreaking that millions of Americans of all ages and across all social, cultural and ethnic groups are still battling life- threatening and debilitating diseases . . . Proposition 71, the California Stem Cell Research and Cures Initiative, provides us the opportunity to take the lead in funding a field of medical research that holds as much promise as any scientific development in the last 30 years . . . Prop. 71 is about advancing the understanding of disease, seeking cures and saving lives for people with diabetes and a host of other diseases and conditions. It is a viable solution that will close the research gap, and it offers a critically important opportunity to invest in the future and our families, so that treatments and cures may one day be reached."

-Peter Van Etten, President and CEO, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Opinion Editorial, San Francisco Chronicle, August 29, 2004

Notable New Endorsements

Proposition 71 already has been endorsed by a large number of grassroots supporters that includes Nobel Prize-winning scientists and medical experts, families involved in patient advocacy and efforts to cure diseases, elected officials, and leading business groups across the state.

The following groups have recently joined our coalition:

  • American Academy of Pediatrics, CA District IX
  • San Francisco AIDS Foundation
  • West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce
  • Hon. Harvey Hall, Mayor of Bakersfield
  • Hon. Victor Lopez, Mayor of Orange Cove
  • Hon. Dick Murphy, Mayor of San Diego
  • Hon. Herb Wesson, Speaker Emeritus of the CA State Assembly

Click Here for a more complete list of members

Join The Coalition: YES On Prop. 71

As public attention to the campaign increases, your involvement becomes even more important. You can help us build an effective coalition of statewide supporters and help carry our messages to every corner of California.
Join the Coalition Today!

If you are interested in volunteering at either of our campaign offices (Northern California or Southern California) or at public events across the state, please visit the "Get Involved" section on our website or email for more information. Our volunteer coordinators will be happy to get in touch with you and will keep you up to date on upcoming volunteer opportunities.

Please send this Announcement to your friends, family and colleagues and ask them to join our coalition today. For more information on Proposition 71 the California Stem Cell Research and Cures Initiative - please visit at

Prop 71 is Endorsed by

ALS Therapy Development Foundation | Alliance for Aging Research | Alzheimer's Association, California Council | American Diabetes Association | American Lung Association of California | American Parkinson's Disease Association | California Hepatitis C Task Force | Californians for Cure | Californians for Disability Rights | Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation | Children's Neurobiological Solutions | The Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation | Coalition for the Advancement of Medical Research | CuresNow | Cure Pulmonary Fibrosis and COPD | Cure Autism Now Foundation | Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. | Diabetes Research Institute | Diabetes Research Institute Foundation | Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation | Fair Foundation: Fair Allocations in Research | Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy | Friends of Cancer Research | Hereditary Disease Foundation | International Society for Stem Cell Research | Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation | Steven and Michele Kirsch Foundation | Late Onset Tay-Sachs Foundation | Leukemia & †Lymphoma Society | Leeza Gibbons Memory Foundation | Maximum Life Foundation | Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research | National Brain Tumor Foundation | National Coalition for Cancer Research (NCCR) | National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease | The Neuropathy Association | Paralysis Project of America | Parkinson's Alliance | Parkinson's Action Network | Parkinson's Disease Foundation | The Parkinson's Institute | Peninsula Parkinson's Support Group, Inc. | Project ALS | Prostate Cancer Foundation | Research! America | Research for Cure | Sickle Cell Disease Foundation of California | Stem Cell Action Network | Stem Cell Research Foundatio | Student Society for Stem Cell Research | Women's Cancer Research Fund

and many more . . .

Join the Coalition Today!

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