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#1 of 12 Old 01-22-2010, 01:40 PM - Thread Starter
 
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The AAP's Taskforce on circumcision is meeting to re-consider it's policy statement on infant circumcision. You can make a difference by writing them letting them know how you feel. I have the contact information and can supply it to anyone wanting to write. Contact me through the private messaging system. We must act quickly!


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How about posting a sample letter to make it easier?
This is only for U. S. citizens, I assume?

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Hi, moving to Activism

I have retired from administration work, so if you have a question about anything MDC-related, please contact Cynthia Mosher. Thanks!
 
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thanks for the reminder, Frank
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Here are emails for the recent past and present presidents of the AAP, and those that are known to be on the Task FOrce on Circumcision. Not all the members of the Task Force are known

Susan Blank, M.D.
AAP Task Force on Circumcision, Chairman
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
125 Worth Street
New York, NY 10013
212-788-4406
sblank@health.nyc.gov

Errol Alden, M.D.
American Academy of Pediatrics
141 Northwest point Blvd.
Elk Grove, IL 60007
EAlden@aap.org

Jay E. Berkelhamer, M.D.
Past President
Children's Health Care of Atlanta
1600 Tullie Circle
Atlanta, GA 30329
jay.berkelhamer@choa.org

Michael Brady, M.D.
Pediatric Academic Association
700 Children's Drive
Columbus, OH 43205
michael.brady@ nationwidechildr ens.org

Douglas S. Diekema, M.D.
Department of Emergency Services
Children's Hospital & Medical Center
4800 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
diek@u.washington.edu

Andrew L. Freedman, M.D.
Pediatric Urologist
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
8635 W. Third Street, Suite 1070
Los Angeles, CA 90048
andrew.freedman@cshs.org

Renee Jenkins, M.D.
Past President
Department of Pediatrics and Child Health
Howard University Hospital
2041 Georgia Avenue, NW, Room 6B02
Washington, DC 20060
rjenkins@aap.org

Judith S. Palfrey, M.D.
President, AAP
Children's Hospital Boston
300 Longwood Avenue
Hunnewell 201.3
Boston, MA 02115
Email Contact Form at:
http://www.children shospital. org/cfapps/ research/data_admin/ email.cfm? s=219&c=0& u=Judith%20Palfrey

Roger Suchyta, M.D.
Associate Executive Director
American Academy of Pediatrics
141 Northwest Point Blvd.
Elk Grove, IL 60007
rsuchyta@aap. org

David T. Tayloe, M.D.
Goldsboro Pediatrics
2706 Medical Office Place
Goldsboro, NC 27534
dtayloe@aap. org

Dan Walter, M.D.
Senior Policy Analyst
American Academy of Pediatrics
141 Northwest Point Blvd.
Elk Grove, IL 60007
dwalter@aap. org

O. Marion Burton
President-Elect
executivecommittee@aap.org
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Anyone have a sample letter or wording that is a starting point? I plan to write, but need somewhere to get started.

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You could use this as a starting point:

http://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/...tition_KEY=384

But I would edit it (it refers to CDC) and try to make it your own if you can.

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http://www.intactamerica.org/node/32

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Intact America now has an AAP specific letter you can send through the website or use as a starting point for your own:


http://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/...paign_KEY=2406

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Sign and send letter to the AAP Task Force on Circumcision.

http://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/...paign_KEY=2396

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Moving to Activism per TCAC Guidelines. Thanks!

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Advocacy threads requesting members take action should be submitted to the Activism forum for approval.

I have retired from administration work, so if you have a question about anything MDC-related, please contact Cynthia Mosher. Thanks!
 
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Tried to but it kept freezing up...will try again later though

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why is it only in America? I posted it to my facebook, but no one seems to connect the dots the same way we have, I really don't understand the mentality behind it

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