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America's In Pain!
MARCH ON WASHINGTON
Silent No More!

April 18-20, 2004
National Mall - US Capitol
Washington, DC

Contact: Kathryn Serkes (Association of American Physicians & Surgeons)
202 333 3855
[email protected]
www.AAPSonline.org

DATE: Monday, April 19, 2004

TIME: 11:00am - 4:00pm

PLACE: US Capitol Reflecting Pool Area (Below the west front of the US Capitol) Washington, DC

EVENT: NATIONAL PAIN PATIENTS & DOCTORS RALLY & DELIVERY OF 100,000 PETITIONS TO CONGRESS

 

DOCTORS AND PATIENTS RALLY TO PROTEST GOVERNMENT WAR ON PAIN

Hundreds of pain patients, families and doctors will rally at the Capitol to protest government prosecution of pain doctors and patients and deliver more than 100,000 petitions calling for Congressional hearings on DEA actions.

Throughout the United States, physicians are being threatened, impoverished, delicensed, and imprisoned for prescribing in good faith with the intention of relieving pain. The "War on Drugs'' has come to mean a war on lawful drugs also-and against the doctors who prescribe them and the patients who take them.

Prosecutors make careers out of high-publicity cases involving the hot "drug du jour" such as OxyContin. But this war is causing enormous collateral damage and deaths from "friendly fire." Physicians have been drummed out of practice, sent to jail, and even been driven to suicide in the face of these 21st century witch hunts.

If this continues, not one doctor will be willing to prescribe the drugs that patients so desperately need. Congress will be urged to hold hearings to investigate ways to protect physicians against unwarranted prosecution, to protect patients' access to medications, and to encourage physicians to make chronic pain management available in their practices.

SUNDAY, APRIL 18th
6:30pm National Pain Patients Coalition Leadership Summit
Sheraton Hotel
900 South Orme Street Arlington, VA (703)-521-1900

MONDAY, APRIL 19th
11:00am - 4:00pm National Pain Rally
US Capitol Reflecting Pool Area
National Mall Washington, DC

TUESDAY, APRIL 20th
8:30am - 5:00pm Meetings with Members of Congress

Confirmed list of Congressional Observers (as of 4/15/04)

Office of Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)

SPEAKERS INCLUDE:

For more information visit: the American Pain Institute

 

Great News!  The Mississippi Delegation for the MARCH ON WASHINGTON has set up meetings with their members of Congress for Tuesday, April 20th, during the last day of the MARCH.

 

Senator Trent Lott (R-MS) - Tuesday, April 20th, Russell Senate Office Bldg.

Senator Thad Cochran (R-MS) - Tuesday, April 20th, Dirksen Senate Office Bldg.

Congressman Roger Wicker (R-MS) - Tuesday, April 20th, Rayburn House Office Bldg.

Congressman Bennie Thompson (D-MS) - Tuesday, April 20th, Cannon House Office Bldg.

Congressman Chip Pickering (R-MS) - Tueadsy, April 20th, Rayburn House Office Bldg.

 

Please get your appointment together with your state Congressional delagation on Tuesday, April 20th when you come to Washington for the MARCH

 

 

KEEP THOSE PETITIONS COMING IN!  

Estimated number of PETITIONS: 

 

On-line PETITIONS - 685

Estimated Hand Signed PETITIONS - 10,000 (Lots more PETITIONS being signed. It looks like we will have over 100,000 PETITIONS in time for the MARCH ON WASHINGTON.  Let's work hard to make our goal of 1,000,000 signatures on our PETITIONS in time for WASHINGTON JUNETEENTH and the Juneteenth Frederick Douglass Freedom March, on Saturday, the "19th of June", 2004!)

   

  DAYS TO GO BEFORE THE MARCH ON WASHINGTON!

 DAYS TO GO BEFORE THE NATIONAL FOCUS ON BLACK PAIN ISSUES

JUNETEENTH FREDERICK DOUGLASS FREEDOM MARCH!

Saturday, the "19th of June", 2004, 9:30AM

STARTING: FREDERICK DOUGLASS HOME

320 "A" Street, N.E.

ENDING: White House Ellipse at the

3rd Annual National Juneteenth Black Holocaust

"Maafa" Memorial Service

Washington, DC

 

 

PAIN MARCH UPDATE (April 7, 2004)

 

NATIONAL PAIN RALLY

Monday, April 19, 2004

11:00am - 4:00pm

US Capitol Reflecting Pool Area

(Below the west front of the US Capitol)

Washington, DC

 

 

Confirmed list of Congressional Observers (as of 4/7/04)

 

Office of Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)

House Democratic Leader

ATTENDING AS OBSERVERS TO THE MARCH:

Lorraine Miller & Tracie Pough

Policy Staff for Congresswoman Pelosi

 

 

Confirmed Speakers (as of 4/7/04):

 

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes-Norton (D-District of Columbia)

 

Virginia Brooks, President

Terina Threadgill, Vice-President

National Pain Patients Coalition

 

Katheryn Serkes

Association of American Physicians & Surgeons (AAPS)

 

Barbara Heiser, R.N., Executive Director

National Alliance of Breastfeeding Advocacy

Chronic Pain Patient

 

Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D., President

Baptist Medical Missionary & Family Practice

American Pain Institute

National Juneteenth Observance Foundation (NJOF)

 

Frank McCune, M.D., M.B.A., Chairman

General Surgeon

National Juneteenth Medical Commission

American Pain Institute

 

Robert Kale, M.D.

Anethesiologist & Pain Management Specialist

American Pain Institute

 

Rev., Atty. Jesse Brown, Legal Counsel

American Pain Institute

National Juneteenth Christian Leadership Council (NJCLC)

 

Terry Brackman, D.O., RPh., ACOFP

Family Practice & Pain Management

American Pain Institute

 

Mike Gutman, M.D.

Pain Management

Orlando, FL

 

Michael Jackson, M.D., AAPM

Pain Management Specialist

Auburn, AL

 

 

Other speakers will be added as they are confirmed.  Please keep those petitions coming in (http://www.racedepot.com/api/admin/petition_form.asp)!  Also, write, call and make an appointment with your members of Congress!

 

 

America's In Pain!
MARCH ON WASHINGTON
Silent No More!

April 18-20, 2004
National Mall - US Capitol
Washington, DC


March Objective:

"Congressional Hearings on the DEA War on Doctors, Pharmacists and Chronic Pain Patients"


SUNDAY, APRIL 18th

6:30pm   National Pain Patients Coalition Leadership Summit

Sheraton Hotel
900 South Orme Street
Arlington, VA
(703)-521-1900
Discount Hotel Reservation Code: MOW617

MONDAY, APRIL 19th

11:00am - 4:00pm   National Pain Rally


US Capitol Reflecting Pool Area
National Mall
Washington, DC


TUESDAY, APRIL 20th

8:30am - 5:00pm   Meetings with Members of Congress

US Capitol & Congressional Office Buildings
Washington, DC

 

 

See you in Washington, DC!

 

"DOC"
Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D.

 

"Don't give up the fight!"
AMERICAN PAIN INSTITUTE
Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D., Founder & President
202-331-8864    662-247-1471    662-247-1384 Fax
www.AmericanPainInstitute.org

America's In Pain!
MARCH ON WASHINGTON

Silent No More!

April 18-20, 2004
National Mall - Washington, DC