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Bobs1wife
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Nebraska will be announcing April as Esophageal Cancer Awareness month. They approved the request just 3 days after submitted. Thank you Kim for emailing how to get this done. Linda

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paul61
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Wow!!!! Approved in 3 days that is amazing!!!

Do you mind if I ask what method you used to make your request. I wrote an email to our governor on her web site and have not heard a word back even acknowledging receipt of my email and it has been a week.

I was thinking I need to try a different approach.

Best Regards,

Paul Adams
McCormick, South Carolina

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K_ann1015
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Paul---I would suggest calling the Governors office and asking WHO is the "contact person" for "issuing proclamations". Get a NAME, phone number. These are critical.. these folks are overworked---but once you can connect to a real person---PERSONALLY---it seems to move much faster & smoother. A week is not a long time in their minds---but is in ours... Good Luck!

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Bobs1wife
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Paul, I just personalized a draft of a letter that Kim provided to me. I included the reasons why I felt it was important and my husband having esophageal cancer. In the same request I included the wording for our Govenor, with his name already on it, for a proclamation for the State of Nebraska should they decide to approve it. I sent by email as I was told that was the best way to contact the governor's office. On Friday I had a call telling be it had been approved and would I like to attend the signing of the proclamation? Pretty awesome. I want to do more, but not sure exactly what to do, or how to go about it. But with all of us united, I really think we can make a difference. Linda

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K_ann1015
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Paul,

If you send me a private message here with your email I can send sample letters, draft language for the proclamation and step by step how to do it. It usually only takes an email or two and possibly a phone call or two. We have a lot of states already proclaimed & more on the way. ECAN is going to help with publicity by providing press releases, PSAs, etc.
I actually have to call my governors office today or tomorrow to check on my state KY. Last time I checked they were "still working on March proclamations". Are you in SC?
Kim

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K_ann1015
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thanks Linda---I will post a tally soon....

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GerryS
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Linda, forward me anything you have and I will try to get Iowa going. thanks Gerry

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cher76
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Please forward me info and I will see if we can get Texas to join in as well!

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