Please join us Sunday, July 15 at 10:00 AM Pacific, for a conversation with Jim Turner entitled “The Innate Intelligence of the Body Politic” where we’ll engage in a fascinating discussion of Jim’s use of the principles of natural healing to break partisan gridlock.
Jim Turner is well-known as a long-time champion of informed choice for safe food, drug and other health-related consumer products. Jim is also a conscious and influential Washington, D.C. attorney and a best-selling author. He helped organize the successful campaign to lobby Congress for passage of the Organic Food Production Act and led the legal team that persuaded the FDA to reclassify acupuncture needles as safe and effective for legal U.S. importation and distribution. He led the consumer group that generated over one million letters to Congress, gaining passage of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act and has served as special counsel to the Senate Select Committee on Food, Nutrition, and Health and to the Senate Government Operations Subcommittee on Government Research.
Additionally, Jim has played key roles in two significant action organizations:
1) Citizens for Health (1992), www.citizens.org , The Consumer Voice of the Natural Health Community, known as one of the nation’s most respected, and powerful, consumer action groups dedicated to providing a voice and a platform for informed and effective health activism;
2) Voice for HOPE – Healers Of Planet Earth (2010), www.voiceforHOPE.org, which offers strategic vision, leadership and training that focuses the energy of individuals who comprise the “natural” health constituency on national health reform.
Jim believes: “a strong, empowered concept of citizenship which encourages us to think in new ways about public issues, to engage in common purpose, to do things together, . . . will generate truly popular, and thus sustainable, reforms. We have a responsibility to put ‘the public’ back into the public debate . . . “ from Voice of the People, The Transpartisan Imperative in American Life by Chickering and Turner.
Voice for HOPE – Healers Of Planet Earth emerged from this conceptual framework. HOPE is training and supporting Citizen Healers to build relationships with policymakers, provide resources, and encourage policies that provide informed choice, reasonable access and personal control over one’s health and well-being.
The social significance of Citizen Healer engagement in such vital civic dialogue will extend far beyond improvements in healthcare. Increased awareness, empathy, and connection are highly impactful potential outcomes that will serve every person’s quality of life.
About Jim Turner:
Jim Turner is a partner in the D.C. law firm of Swankin & Turner formed in 1973, where he represents individuals, businesses, and consumer groups in a wide variety of regulatory matters, both in court and before various regulatory agencies, including the Food and Drug Administration, Environmental Protection Agency, Consumer Product Safety Commission and Federal Trade Commission. He works on projects with agencies such as the Department of Agriculture and the National Institutes of Health. He has authored best-sellers, The Chemical Feast: The Nader Report on the Food and Drug Administration and Making Your Own Baby Food and, in 2008, co-authored his seminal work, Voice of the People: The Transpartisan Imperative in American Life.
Jim has served as Board Chair of Citizens for Health since 1995 and is current President of Voice for HOPE-Healers Of Planet Earth. Born in Columbus, Ohio, and raised in Cleveland, he is a graduate of the Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University, holds a B. A. in history and political science from Ohio State University College of Arts and Sciences. He served as a regular officer on ships in the US Navy from 1962 to 1966.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
Sunday, July 15th @ 10:00 AM Pacific*; 11:00am Mountain; 12:00pm Central; 1:00pm Eastern
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- To listen live by phone, dial: 206-402-0100 (alternate #: 501-707-0312)
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We look forward to your attendance!
The Beyond Awakening Team