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Embronic Stem Cell Research Support- Washington, D.C.

For those who live in or near the Washington, D.C. area, a press conference has been called for Tuesday, July 17th at 1:00 pm in support of Embryonic Stem Cell Research.

Speakers will include Hon. Carolyn Maloney (D-14th NY), Hon. Connie Morella (R-8th MD), and Parkinson's Action Network (PAN) President Joan Samuelson

Again, the conference will be held on Tuesday, July 17, 2001 at 1:00 pm at the House Triangle in front of the steps of the Capitol, on the East side (towards the Cannon House Office Building, near the intersection of 1st Street SE and Independence Avenue, Washington, DC.

The press conference will be followed by a Congressional Hearing – Government Reform Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy, and Human Resources. It is important to note that the Subcommittee’s Hearing will be opposed to embryonic stem cell research and most of the witnesses will testify accordingly, in opposition to the research. However, PAN President Joan Samuelson as well as Dr. Goldstein, Scientific Officer for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), are scheduled to testify in favor of embryonic stem cell research.

This session will be held on that same Tuesday, (17 July 2001) at 2:00 pm at 2154 Rayburn House Office Building which is near the intersection of Independence Avenue and South Capitol Street, SW, Washington, DC.

Your support, and that of your family and friends, will help us to bring more attention to the importance of embryonic stem cell research. Please try to attend. This is for the Parkinson’s community and beyond. All those interested in stem cell research should attend to show their support.

Contact the staff at PAN at (800) 850-4726 or via their website at www.parkinsonsaction.org if you have any questions.

Source Date: Jul 16 2001