By Don C. Reed

The tale is told of a pioneer found dead, his body shot full of arrows — while in his hands was a single-shot rifle , still loaded, its one bullet left unfired.

That is not the way, I think. If I was being attacked, and the odds were impossible, I hope I would go out firing every bullet I could find — and if all I had left was one shoe to throw, then I want to throw that shoe.

Today is the last day to vote in the Recall against Governor Gavin Newsom.

If you…


CALIFORNIANS — JUST HOURS AWAY — PLEASE DON’T FORGET!

Votevotevotevote — just once, but don’t forget — Do you see a pattern here?

In the California recall vote tomorrow, we do not merely need to win — we have to win overwhelmingly.

What is at stake here is our beliefs and policies. To recall Gavin Newsom means to put Larry Elder in power. And what could that mean

If you, like me, are a strong Democrat — or Independent — think of every issue you believe in.Then match where you stand, and compare it to Larry Elder’s position. …


Californians! Vote “NO” on the Recall — We Already Had Four years of Trump!

By Don C. Reed

Did you enjoy the four years of Donald Trump? If so, you will love Larry Elder, the radio host who wants to replace Gavin Newsom as Governor of California.

The resemblance between Elder and Trump’s policies is surprising. Examples?

Trump was in favor of a ban on abortion; Elder calls Roe v. Wade “the worst decision ever handed down by the Supreme Court.”

Remember when Trump mocked the disabled reporter? …


DEMOCRATS! DO NOT SELF-DEFEAT! PROTECT OUR GOVERNOR!

By Don C. Reed

Dear California Democrat:

By now you should have received your ballot in the mail. It is crucial that you act on it. Fill it out — easy to do! — and send it back.

This is the recall, the Republican attempt to fire Gavin Newsom. If enough people vote yes, he loses his job, and California loses a great Governor.

You might think, California is a Democratic state, we are sure to win — but that’s wrong. …


By Don C. Reed

The purpose of Proposition 14 is to renew funding for the California stem cell program, formally the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, or CIRM.

There are at least 133 million reasons to support Proposition 14: the California Stem Cell Research, Treatments, and Cures Initiative of 2020 — that being the number of Americans with one or more chronic diseases or disabilities, roughly half the population of America. Chronic disease is what CIRM fights.

How could we NOT support anything that might help suffering people? Besides, cures are not geographically hogtied! …


By Don C. Reed

What legacy do we leave our children and grandchildren?

From me, not a lot: when I am gone my children and grand kids will inherit whatever portion of my house that’s not mortgaged, that’s about it.

But one thing you and I together can leave, which the richest person on earth does not currently possess — and that is long-term research for cures for chronic diseases and injury.

Imagine if you had a rapid-spreading cancer…?

I revere the memory of Ruth Bader Ginsberg. But she had pancreatic cancer, and now our greatest jurist is gone.

Every…


WHAT KIND OF PAIN DO YOU HAVE?

By Don C. Reed

Other than being spectacularly flat, my feet gave me no trouble for my first 72 years.

True, when I stepped out of water, the tracks my feet left would be completely filled in — no arch. And the noise of my footfalls was “flop flop flop!”, like walking in swim-fins. I was even told, when I took my Army physical, that the flatness of my feet would disqualify me from the draft! But I was a volunteer, signed up to serve, and went anyway.

Army doctors tried to “fix”…


A LEGACY OF CURES: VOTE YES! on Prop 14

By Don C. Reed

What legacy do we leave our children and grandchildren?

From me, not a lot: when I am gone my children and grand-kids will inherit whatever portion of my house that’s not mortgaged, that’s about it.

But one thing you and I together can leave, which the richest person on Earth does not currently possess — and that is long-term research for cure.

Imagine if you had a rapid-spreading cancer…?

I revere the memory of Ruth Bader Ginsberg. …


By Don C. Reed

Remember that World War II battle song — “We did it before, and we can do it again, yes, we can do it again, we did it before — and we’ll do it again!”

We DID do it before, remember? In 2003–2004 we fought the great Proposition 71 stem cell battle, and we won. We authorized $3 billion for stem cell research. We saved 50 children’s lives, and eased the suffering of paralyzed people, restoring upper body motion, and developed two FDA-approved drugs for fatal blood cancers, and a whole lot more.

Now we must do…


By Senator Art Torres, (Retd.) and Don C. Reed

If you are LatinX, like my late wife Gloria, it is vital to encourage your family, friends, and especially your groups or organizations — to vote YES! on Proposition 14, the California Stem Cell Research, Treatments, and Cures Initiative of 2020.

Why? Because the California stem cell program is fighting diseases which may directly affect your family and loved ones.

If you are LatinX, you face six deadly threats:

1. Diabetes, Types One and Two; https://www.cirm.ca.gov/our-progress/disease-information/heart-disease-fact-sheet

2. Heart Disease https://www.cirm.ca.gov/our-progress/disease-information/heart-disease-fact-sheet

3. Obesity. https://tinyurl.com/y64edfcg

4. Kidney disease https://www.cirm.ca.gov/our-progress/disease-

5. Liver disease https://www.cirm.ca.gov/public-web-disease-focus/liver-disease

Don Reed

For 23 years, Don C. Reed has supported medical research, ever since his son Roman Reed was paralyzed in a college football accident.

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