DES Daughter Nominated (Again!) for Presidential Citizens Medal

16 Apr

For the 2nd year in a row, DES Daughter Caitlin McCarthy has been nominated for a Presidential Citizens Medal for her DES activism!

Because of Caitlin’s activism and joint efforts with the offices of US Senator John Kerry (D-MA) and US Senator Scott Brown (R-MA), the FDA finally acknowledged DES as a “tragedy” in 2011 after 40 years of silence.

In a further effort to educate, enlighten, and inspire others about DES, Caitlin has written an award-winning feature screenplay called WONDER DRUG, now in development with producer/star Alysia Reiner. Caitlin also speaks on TV, in print media, and on panels about DES – all while working as an urban public high school English Language Arts teacher in Worcester, MA, a high need school district.

The Presidential Citizens Medal is the second highest civilian award in the United States, second only to the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

If you would like to express your support of Caitlin McCarthy’s nomination for a 2012 Presidential Citizens Medal, please Tweet the following to the White House (@whitehouse): “I support DES Daughter Caitlin McCarthy’s nomination for a 2012 Presidential #CitizensMedal! @CaitlinMcWriter”

You can also send a message of support via this webform to the White House HERE.

Your message can read: “I support DES Daughter Caitlin McCarthy’s nomination for a 2012 Presidential Citizens Medal for her DES activism. Because of Caitlin’s activism and joint efforts with the offices of US Senator John Kerry (D-MA) and US Senator Scott Brown (R-MA), the FDA finally acknowledged DES as a “tragedy” in 2011 after 40 years of silence. In a further effort to educate, enlighten, and inspire others about DES, Caitlin has written an award-winning feature screenplay called WONDER DRUG, now in development with producer/star Alysia Reiner. Caitlin also speaks on TV, in print media, and on panels about DES – all while working as an urban public high school English Language Arts teacher in Worcester, MA, a high need school district. Thank you for your consideration.”

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