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Rep. Donald Payne, Jr. Asks for Cosigners for Presidential Proclamation Request

Rep. Donald Payne, Jr. Asks for Cosigners for Presidential Proclamation Request

12.11.13 Update:  THANK YOU for encouraging co-signers! We hit our goal and had 102 co-signers as of Dec. 4. See an updated list below for who signed on. Please continue your eAdvocacy and make sure to sign up for Call-on Congress! If your state isn’t in the process of becoming a Blue Star State yet, get started today! Rep. Donald Payne, Jr. is circulating a Dear Colleague letter asking for signatures from fellow representatives. A letter addressed to President Obama asks him to issue a presidential proclamation designating March 2014 as National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Read Rep. Payne’s Dear Colleague Letter (President Clinton first issued the national proclamation and Bush

New Jersey Congressman Donald Payne Dies of Colon Cancer

Congressman Donald Payne (D-NJ) died early this morning from colon cancer. Representative Payne announced last month that he had been diagnosed with colon cancer but expected to make a full recovery. However, last week he took a sudden turn for the worse and was flown home to New Jersey where he was placed in hospice care at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston. He was 77. The first black member of Congress from New Jersey, Representative Payne served the 10th Congressional District for 23 years. He was planning to run for a twelfth term this year, vowing to run again only last month. A strong champion for human rights in

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