First of all, I want to thank the people who created and maintain this website for a job well done. It is an invaluable tool in the Indefinite Life Extension Movement that must not be allowed to whither away.
I know how hard it is to build an organization. I have started The Coalition to Extend Life (CoalitionToExtendLife.org), the first overtly political organization that is lobbying on Capitol Hill to create federal support and draw national attention to our cause.
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We advocate a “War on Aging” that hopefully will focus attention and federal funding for immortality research. It is appalling that our elected officials know nothing about this issue. Life Extension is not even a blip on the political radar screen.
This is a situation that must change! If we are to succeed we must be politically organized. This issue, in many ways, can be perceived as a threat to religion, raises many fiscal and environmental concerns, and will alter the way we perceive life, so opposition to it will be strong. It will make the brouhaha over stem cell research appear as a friendly conversation.
C.E.L. supported and worked for the passage of H.R.3, the stem cell bill that recently passed in The House of Representatives. We are a presence in the halls of Congress and will continue to expand our activities.
It is important for our supporters to become involved politically. Registering to vote, signing a petition, or sending e-mails to your congressman are easy things to do and their impact will be felt.
There is much more that can be done as well. The 2008 Presidential Elections are just around the corner and now is the time to get started!
If you have any comments, evaluations, thoughts, or questions, please contact me anytime.
Exec. Dir. C.E.L.