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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Washingtion Association of Naturopathic Physicians Encourages you to Take Action!

Dear WANP Members, and friends of family of the WANP,

If you live in one of the following legislative districts (1st, 3rd, 5th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 14th, 16th, 18th, 22nd, 23rd, 28th, 30th, 33rd, 36th, 37th, 38th, 39th, and 46th), please send your state Senator the following message by this Friday (1/28/11) in support of Senate Bill 5037--Creating the Washington state board of naturopathy.

To find your legislative district and your Senator's contact information, visit the following website: You will need to enter the address where you are registered to vote in order to get the correct information.

Please copy and paste the following message into your e-mail and send it to your Senator from your personal e-mail account. Be sure to fill in your Senator's name, edit the first line appropriately, and sign the e-mail with your name and address, so they know you are a constituent. Please also pass this information along to colleagues, friends, and family in your district who support naturopathic medicine.

Dear Senator _______,

I’m a naturopathic (physician ND, patient, advocate) living in your district.

Please pass SB 5037 - Creating the Washington state board of naturopathy (Keiser, Pflug, Kohl-Welles, Shin) out of the Rules Committee.

The Health & Long-Term Care committee passed it out of committee unanimously (Majority Report: Do pass; Signed by Senators Keiser, Chair; Conway, Vice Chair; Becker, Ranking Minority Member; Carrell, Kline, Parlette, Pflug, and Pridemore).

ND licensees will pay for the Board and it will not create any additional costs for the State.

A Board of Naturopathy is needed to ensure the highest standards of public safety, education and quality of care that Washington citizens deserve from our growing profession.

Thank you very much for your support.

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Thank you for taking this quick action in support of our naturopathic profession!
The WANP Governmental Affairs Committee

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