Thursday, January 15, 2009

The Power of a Persistent PALS

Last year a PALS from Oklahoma, Sherry Owens, persistently let her Senator know that she wasn't chopped liver and that the ALS Registry Act wasn't pork. The Tulsa World finally picked up her story and she articulated it well.

A few months later the ALS Registry Act was passed in spite of Senator Dr. Coburn's spite. A year later the Tulsa World continues to cite the ALS Registry Act as legislation that their cranky Senator had tried to block.

Every time they mention the ALS Registry in the paper, even simply in an example of Coburn's tactics, it helps raise ALS awareness. We should continue to thank Sherry Owens.

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