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ACTION ALERT — Stop Durbin’s Latest Sneak Attack on Supplements

Posted June 8, 2015
Once again, Senator Durbin and his allies are introducing last minute amendments to a must-pass military appropriations bill that threaten Americans’ access to supplements.  Three amendments have been introduced on the National Defense Authorization Act of 2016, which would not only be likely to cause supplements to disappear from military bases, it will be only a short step to expand it to US consumers not in the military. Read more and TAKE ACTION to stop Durbin’s latest stealth attack against dietary supplements!

ACTION ALERT (State-Based) — Bad Vaccine Bill on the Fast Track in California

Posted June 4, 2015
Legislation to eliminate all non-medical vaccine exemptions has cleared the California Senate and is now moving to the state Assembly, where it faces an even easier path to passage. Time is running out to stop SB 277. We must send a clear message to legislators in California, as well as all state legislatures that are considering removing exemptions to vaccines, that SB 277 will cause irreparable harm if it becomes law. This concerns all of us: if SB 277 becomes law, it could embolden state and even federal legislators to advance legislation of their own. Read more and TAKE ACTION to write to your legislators in California and other states with similar bills (see list), urging them NOT to remove important exemptions to vaccination.

ACTION ALERT — Feds and States Keep Tightening the Screws on Vaccines, Including a New Bill in Congress

Posted June 2, 2015
Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL) recently introduced HR 2232, the Vaccinate All Children Act of 2015. The bill would amend the Public Health Service Act by requiring states seeking federal grants to prove that each student enrolled in a public elementary or secondary school has been vaccinated following the recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. Read more and TAKE ACTION to write to your representative in Congress and urge them NOT to co-sponsor the Vaccinate All Children Act of 2015.

ACTION ALERT — March Against Monsanto May 23, 2015: Are You Ready?

Posted May 14, 2015
Saturday, May 23, a broad coalition of individuals and groups will gather in cities and towns all over the world, as part of a global March Against Monsanto. The intention of this march is to raise public awareness and bring increasing political pressure to bear regarding Monsanto’s corporate farming and business practices and to fight for labeling of foods that contain genetically engineered and/or modified materials.  Read more and find where the march will be in your area.

New Federal Mandate Proposed: All Shots Required, No Parental Exemptions

Posted May 15, 2015
Florida Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (D-24) has introduced a bill, House Resolution H.R. 2232, that will require all states to mandate all students enrolled in public schools receive all the vaccines recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Policy, a federal body compromised of vaccine-industry representatives, which includes vaccines for HPV, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, Paul Offit’s rota virus vaccine, annual flu shots, and dozens of others. States that do not comply will not be eligible for grants for “preventive health services” under the Public Health Services Act.  Read more.

ACTION ALERT — Tell the FDA to Protect Consumer Access to Homeopathic Products

Posted May 7, 2015
Industry critics are calling for harsher regulations from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on homeopathic products that would affect consumer access to a wide range of homeopathic products, including calling for their removal from the marketplace.  If the FDA begins to require additional premarket authorization processes, it will become overwhelming and will likely create a three-year backlog that will interfere with the innovation of new homeopathic remedies and block consumer access to products.  Read more and TAKE ACTION NOW to tell the FDA to protect consumer access to homeopathic products.

MULTI-STATE ACTION ALERT — States One Step Closer to Eliminating Vaccine Exemptions

Posted April 29, 2015
Last week, the California Education Committee voted in favor of SB 277, a bill that would eliminate all personal belief exemptions to vaccination. Under this law, the only way for a child to attend public school without being vaccinated would be through a very difficult to get medical waiver.  Other states are considering similar moves.  Read more to TAKE ACTION in California to write or call your representatives and tell them to vote NO on SB 277 . Find out if your state is considering similar action.

ACTION ALERT – Right-to-Try Laws Gaining Momentum in the States

Posted April 15, 2015
If you or a loved one were close to death, wouldn’t you want access to potentially life-saving medications, even if they were in the experimental stage?  As the law stands now, FDA bureaucrats throw numerous roadblocks and hurdles into the path of patients who want to do just that. Read more and TAKE ACTION to send a message to your congressional representative urging them to co-sponsor Rep. Griffith’s Compassionate Freedom of Choice Act! e.

ACTION ALERT — Why Does ConsumerLab Refuse to Answer Our Questions?

Posted April 15, 2015
The Alliance for Natural Health (ANH-USA) has asked ConsumerLab.com, an organization that purports to help consumers identify the highest quality dietary supplements, about its dubious business practices, but we have received nothing but  silence in return.  Help us learn what they may be hiding. Read more and TAKE ACTION to write to your state’s attorney general and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and ask them to investigate the business practices of ConsumerLab.com.

ACTION ALERT — NY Attorney General—and Now Thirteen Other AGs—Take Their Assault on Supplements to Congress

Posted April 8, 2015
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has again upped the ante in his assault on the supplement industry. Late last week, he sent a letter co-signed by thirteen other AGs asking Congress to “launch a comprehensive congressional inquiry in the herbal supplement industry” because “a current state investigation has raised serious concerns about the marketing and safety of the herbal supplements regularly consumed by millions of Americans.”  Read more and TAKE ACTION to send a message to the senators who received this letter and urge them to protect our access to quality supplements.