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Ask Your Representative to Support the Pocan/LoBiondo Letter To Make Sure the DEA Reviews the Science on Kratom
Representative Mark Pocan (D-WI) and Representative Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ) have agreed to lead in a bi-partisan letter asking the DEA to review all of the science on kratom before any scheduling decision is finalized.
Letter is being submitted Dec 20th, 2017-
When a member of the staff or your representative answers the phone, please be respectful and courteous.
“My name is [YOUR NAME], I am a constituent calling to ask Congressman/Congresswoman [insert the name of your Representative] to support the freedom of consumers to use kratom as a part of their health and well-being regimen.
Congressman/Congresswoman [insert the name of your Representative] can support kratom by signing onto the letter from Congressman Mark Pocan and Congressman Frank LiBiondo to the DEA telling them to use all available science in reviewing the FDA proposal to ban kratom and criminalize any consumer who uses it.
Kratom is not an opioid, it is a natural supplement made from the leaves of a tropical tree native to Southeast Asia and a relative of the coffee plant. Kratom does not kill people. Kratom does not have the same effects as an opioid, and kratom is not an analogue of an opioid.
The FDA wants to regulate kratom as a drug and they are using inaccurate data on alleged deaths to claim kratom is dangerous. That is not true, and the FDA’s own adverse event database proves it. Please sign the Dear Colleague letter supporting accurate science and look out for the best interests of public health.
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Tips for Talking to Congress
|State your name, address and telephone number so they know you are one of their constituents||Burn bridges|
|Carefully plan a strategy; be specific and ask for action||Waste time|
|Voice your position and solicit support from your legislator||Lie|
|Know your issue, and tell the truth||Exaggerate statistics|
|Always be punctual, polite, and patient||Make promises you can’t deliver|
|Follow-up: Write a thank you note||Be argumentative|