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Press Release: Essure E-Sisters Back in Washington DC

— November 17, 2015

“We have started a grassroots movement to get an unsafe medical device off the market. Our fight to get PMA revoked from Essure is gaining rapid traction.” The amazing women of Essure Problems are hitting the road to DC to lobby for the revocation of Bayer’s pre-emption status for its dangerous Essure “permanent” birth control.

E-sisters back in Washington DC “lobbying for more support of the E-Free Act. Today we found out the bill has another co-sponsor, Congressman Lou Barletta, R- Pennsylvania.

Five E-Sisters and one attorney will be making the rounds in Congress for the fourth time in the past two months.

[Author’s note: If these are your representatives, please call/write/e-mail your support for the E-sisters and the E-Free Act. Urge your representatives to support this important piece of legislation.]

Meetings for Tuesday, November 17th

9:30am – Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn’s Office (TN – R)

Meeting with Karen L. Summar, M.D., M.S., Healthcare Policy Advisor

2266 Rayburn House Office Building

10:30am – Congressman Rick Larsen (WA – D)

Meeting with Matt Renninger

2113 Rayburn House Office Building, Legislative Assistant

11:30am – Congressman Phil Roe (TN – R)

Meeting with Matthew Meyer, Chief of Staff

407 Cannon HOB

12:30pm – Congressman Joe Heck (NV – R)

Meeting with Michael Lisowski, Legislative Assistant

132 Cannon House Office Building

2:00pm – Congresswoman Mia Love

Meeting with Scott Reber, Legislative Assistant

217 Cannon House Office Building

3:00pm – Congresswoman Lois Capps (CA – D)

Meeting with Adriane Casalotti, Deputy Chief of Staff/Legislative Director

2231 Rayburn HOB

4:00pm – Congresswoman Susan Brooks (IN –R)

Meeting with Helen Dwight, Legislative Assistant

1505 Longworth House Office Building

Meetings for Wednesday, November 18th

10:00am – Congressman Andy Harris, M.D

Meeting with Tim Daniels, Legislative Correspondent

1533 Longworth HOB

10:00am – Congressman Stephen Lynch (MA – D)

Meting with Jim Gordan, Senior Policy Advisor

2369 Rayburn HOB

11:00am – Congressman Paul Ryan (WI – R)

Meeting with Allison Steil, Chief of Staff

1233 Longworth House Office Bldg

1:00pm Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (NY – D)

Meeting with Cherri Hoffman, Legislative Director

2469 Rayburn HOB

2:00pm – Congressman Steny Hoyer (MD – D)

Meeting with Charlene MacDonald, Health Legislative Aide

Capital Building – H-148

2:00pm – Congresswoman Diane Black (TN – R)

Meeting with Congressman Black & Jon Toomey, Policy Staffers

1131 Longworth HOB

3:00pm – Congresswoman Renee Ellmers (NC – R)

Meeting with Rebecca Alcorn, Legislative Assistant

1210 Longworth HOB

3:00pm – Rep. Doug LaMalfa (CA – R)

Meeting with Colleen C. McGowan, Legislative Assistant

322 Cannon House Office Building

We have started a grassroots movement to get an unsafe medical device off the market. Our fight to get PMA revoked from Essure is gaining rapid traction. There are many times when we need to get to meetings and rallies and press conferences last minute. Traveling at our own expense has become quite a financial burden on many of us. When we have funds available, it makes it so much easier to take those trips!!

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Our nonprofit organization is called ASHES. Advocating Safety in Healthcare E-Sisters”


Essure Problems Women are back in DC lobbying for more support of the E-Free Act

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