Don't let the NRA choose our Surgeon General

Emboldened by its influence on Capitol Hill, the NRA is now flexing its muscles and actively working to derail Dr. Vivek Murthy’s nomination and confirmation to the position of U.S. Surgeon General just because, like many other doctors, he has referred to gun violence as a threat to public health in the past.

Dr. Murthy is a Harvard- and Yale-educated doctor at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. His concern for gun safety is completely consistent with the consensus of medical and public health experts, and shared by such groups as the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Medical Association (AMA) and the American Public Health Association. Even C. Everett Koop, the legendary Surgeon General nominated by Ronald Reagan, described gun violence as a “public health emergency.”

The NRA should not get to dictate who should be our most important voice for public health issues.

Please join us in telling the White House to stand by its nomination of Dr. Murthy as the next U.S. Surgeon General and the U.S. Senate to move forward on his confirmation. Sign the petition now!

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Tell the White House and the U.S. Senate:

Stand firm behind the nomination of Dr. Vivek Murthy for U.S. Surgeon General and move forward on his confirmation. The health interests of America's families must be paramount for the choice of a Surgeon General, not the narrow political interests of the NRA and the extremist gun lobby!

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