Dear Folks:

At 75 years, and with a father of 98, I think about aging a lot. That is one reason I support Proposition 14, the California Stem Cell Research, Treatments, and Cures Initiative of 2020.

If California says YES! ON November 3rd, Prop 14 will renew funding for the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) which fights diseases, like:

Alzheimer’s disease, ALS (or Lou Gehrig’s disease), Arterial limb disease, Arthritis, Autism, Cancer, Cystic Fibrosis, Dementia, Diabetes, Epilepsy, Heart disease, hearing loss, HIV/AIDS, Huntington’s disease, Zika, Kidney disease, Multiple sclerosis Osteoporosis, bone and cartilage disease, Parkinson’s disease, immunodeficiency Diseases, Respiratory disorders, COVID-19, Sickle cell disease, Spinal Cord Injury, Paralysis, and Stroke.

Please vote for Prop. 14! See the logos of many supporters below!

It is not political: involves no increase in taxes, being paid for by the sale of government issue bonds, which would themselves be paid back (over many years) from the General fund. The actual cost would be approximately $5 per Californian, per year, roughly the price of a bottle of aspirin.

We have already had considerable success. You might remember the old John Travolta movie, “The Boy in the Plastic Bubble”? This was a fact-based story about a boy without an immune system. He died, unfortunately, but 50 children who had the disease later on were cured by a stem cell therapy California sponsored.

Additionally, CIRM restored a measure of upper body muscular control to paralyzed young people, and allowed a formerly blind woman to see her children for the first time.

Today, more than 90 chronic diseases are being challenged by stem cell therapies, in FDA-approved clinical trials.

Please visit, and see why more than 80 leading groups have endorsed Proposition 14.

Please vote YES! on Prop 14 — do it for someone you love — and share this message with a friend.


Don C. Reed

Author, “REVOLUTIONARY THERAPIES”, from World Scientific Publishing, Inc, 2020.

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