Thursday, April 26, 2012

EDC National Lobby Day 4/24/12

BYBA's group of advocates with the Eating Disorders Coalition. 

I'm posting this a bit late, but 4/24/12 was EDC National Lobby Day. A group from Boulder Youth Body Alliance traveled to DC to lobby for the FREED ACT. The FREED ACT is described by the Eating Dicorders Coalition as "The "Federal Response to Eliminate Eating Disorders Act", the first bill in the history of Congress to address eating disorders research, treatment and education and prevention. The FREED Act was first introduced in the 111th Congress by Congressman Patrick Kennedy in the House and by Senators Harkin, Franken and Klobuchar in the Senate. This Congressional Session (the 112th), the FREED Act was reintroduced in the House by Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin from Wisconsin, and in the Senate by Senator Tom Harkin from Iowa, and Senators Al Franken, and Amy Klobuchar, both from Minnesota. The FREED Act is a "stand alone bill" (ie: not attached to any other piece of legislation) and it has bi-partisan support (ie: both Republicans and Democrats support the FREED Act)"

It's fantastic to know that there are people in the world focused on trying to make positive changes. 

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