We are getting a second swipe at terminating the North Carolina Board of Dietetics and Nutrition. At this point we only need to contact 5 legislators, and the Weston A. Price Foundation alert below makes it very easy. I contacted my legislator via email and cc: the four bill sponsors. Thank you!
Yesterday 4 very courageous Representatives (2 of each party) filed HB 676, a bill to repeal the very restrictive North Carolina Dietetics Nutrition Practice Act!
These representatives in less than 24 hours are getting alot of opposition already and this will grow very quickly. They and all House members in NC need to hear how much constituent support there is for repeal of this law.
Please act as quickly as you possibly can to mobilize your networks and membership to make calls and send emails this week so these folks know we have their backs. It is always up to the committee chair that gets a given bill whether to hear it or not, so we have a very narrow window to let all Representatives know this is a bill with alot of support.
Refer everyone to http://nutritionadvocacy.org/north-carolina where you can find talking points that can be used, and a document w/ links to find House of Representative Contact information. We want people to let their own representatives know they support this repeal. But also a brief email or call of support to the sponsors will let them know they are not alone. Remember, the sponsors are already on our side--no need to tie up their phone lines or jam their mailboxes--just a quick "thanks for bringing this bill" will do.
In support of health,
Legislative Policy Director
Certification Board for Nutrition Specialists