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this website was created originally to support the nomination of Dr. Connie Mariano for the position of U.S. Surgeon General that began March 6, 2009 and ended on May 13, 2009 when Dr. Mariano withdrew her name from the nomination process.
Website is now updated to promote Dr. Connie Mariano in her new career as the author of the book, The White House Doctor

On Wed, 5/13/09, Eleanor Mariano <xxxxxxxx> wrote:
From: Eleanor Mariano <xxxxxxxx>
Subject: decision to withdraw
To: maria.embry@sbcglobal.net
Date: Wednesday, May 13, 2009, 8:43 AM

Dear Maria,
 
I have been touched by the outpouring of support from all the people you have contacted throughout the past few months. Most important of all, I have been honored and moved by your dedication in lobbying for my
nomination.
 
After much soul-searching, I must regretfully request you withdraw my name from the nomination process.  Although I would have been excited and capable of performing the duties of the office of Surgeon General, at this point in my life and career, I'm unable to dedicate the time and energy to do so.
 
Please accept my deepest appreciation for all your hard work.  And my thanks to all the people who have supported me.

I hope to meet with you personally on my next visit to California.
 
Many, many thanks!
Connie
 

Dr. E. C. Mariano

Center for Executive Medicine

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Name of Rear Admiral (Ret. USN) Connie Mariano Formally Submitted to the White House by:

 

4/29/2009  Senator Will Espero (Hawaii 20th District)

 

5/04/2009  Representative Roland D. Sagum, 111 (Hawaii 16th District)

 

5/05/2009  Senator Robert Bunda (Hawaii 22nd District)

 

President Barrack Obama

The White House

1600 Pennsylvannia Avenue NW

Washington, D.C. 20500

 

Dear Mr. President,

 

My name is Will Espero, State Senator, District 20, State of Hawaii.  As a member of the Hawaii State Legislature, I would like to formally submit the name of Rear Admiral Eleanor Concepcion "Connie" Mariano, United States Navy Retired, for the position of Surgeon General of the United States of America.

Dr. Connie Mariano is a nominee who will integrate her vast experience in the military and civilian health care system.  Her significant achievements include being the White House Physician to President George H. W. Bush, President Bill Clinton and President George W. Bush.  This makes her the longest serving White House Physician in US history.  In addition, she is the first woman Director of the White House Medical Unit, the first graduate of the Uniformed Services University of Medicine to reach flag officer status and the first Filipino-American to reach the rank of the Rear Admiral in the United States Navy after being nominated by President Bill Clinton.  Her military awards include the Presidential Service Badge, three awards of the Navy Commendation Medal, the Navy Achievement Medal,   three awards of the Joint Meritorious Unit Commendation and the Battle E Unit Commendation.

Integrating her roles as a physician and military officer, she holds faculty appointments at the Uniformed Services University School of Medicine, Georgetown University Medical Center and George Washington University Medical Center.  She developed a mass casualty-training program at USS Prairie which earned her ship the title of "Benchmark Ship in Mass Casualty Control" for two consecutive years during her tour.  She is also a certified Advanced Cardiac Life Support instructor and a certified provider of Advanced Trauma Life Support.

Undeniably, Dr. Connie Mariano is a physician who had devoted her entire military career in providing excellent hands on care for the increasing health needs of our retired, active duty and military service returnees from the current Middle East conflicts.

I believe that Dr. Connie Mariano is deserving of your consideration for Surgeon General of the United States of America.  If her previous work experience and reputation is of any indication, then our nation will greatly benefit from Dr. Connie Mariano's presence and expertise.  Dr. Connie Mariano is one of the finest officers that ever served with excellence in the United States military and in the White House.  She is someone who has never wavered in serving for the common good of the American people.

Hawaii, as a state, has the largest percentage of Filipino-Americans in the nation.  We would be proud to have Rear Admiral Eleanor Concepcion Mariano to serve you and our nation.

If there are other ways in which I can be of assistance on behalf of Dr. Connie Mariano, please contact me.  (phone:  anti-Spam– fax: anti-Spam )

Sincerely,

Will Espero

Senator

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An Open Letter to President Barack Obama to Request for the Nomination of Rear Admiral Connie Mariano

to the Position of Surgeon General of the United States of America

 

 

 

His Excellency President Barack Obama

The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20500

 

Dear Mr. President:

 

We humbly submit this petition for the nomination of Rear Admiral Eleanor Concepcion “Connie” Mariano, USN (Ret) to the position of the Surgeon General of the United States of America.  We did not submit this request earlier out of respect to the fact that your Excellency had expressed your preference to nominate Dr. Sanjay Gupta to the position of Surgeon General.

 

In consideration of the fact that Dr. Gupta already withdrew his nomination, allow us then to submit a nomination for Rear Admiral Connie Mariano, not only because she is fully qualified for the position, but most important she is deserving of such honor. We are also providing a copy of the permission from Dr. Mariano that she agreed that her name be included in the formal nomination.

Dr. Connie Mariano’s significant achievements include being the White House Physician to President George H.W. Bush, President Bill Clinton, and President George W. Bush that makes her the longest serving White House physician in U.S. history.  She is the first woman Director of the White House Medical Unit.  She is also the first graduate of the Uniformed Services University of Medicine to reach flag officer status. Additionally, Dr. Mariano is the first Filipino-American to reach the rank of Rear Admiral in the United States Navy after being nominated by President Bill Clinton. Her military awards include the Presidential Service Badge, three awards of the Navy Commendation Medal, the Navy Achievement Medal, three awards of the Joint Meritorious Unit Commendation and the Battle E Unit Commendation.

Dr. Connie Mariano is a nominee who will integrate her vast experience in the military and civilian health care system with the following agenda of your Excellency

Source of the information about the agenda:  http://www.whitehouse.gov/agenda

 

1) Promotion of public health and preventive care:

The role of the Surgeon General in serving as the nation’s chief health educator by providing to the Americans the best scientific information available on how to improve their health and reduce the risk of illness and injury is a role that Dr. Mariano is capable of handling based on her experiences as the Private Physician of the three Presidents of the United States, as the medical doctor for the military, as a Mayo Clinic and as a hands on physician in her current private medical practice that were all focused in preventive care. When Secretary of Health & Human Services nominee, Governor Kathleen Sebelius during her Senate confirmation hearing on April 2, 2009 stated that her focus are on increasing prevention and primary care; steering resources toward wellness rather than sickness; emphasizing quality and efficiency, these are the realities that Dr. Mariano encounter daily in her role as a primary care physician. 

Moreover, the long time experience of Dr. Mariano in dealing with the two former Presidents Bush and President Clinton who are similarly like your Excellency, undeniably the most powerful individuals in the world while maintaining the discipline in the management of their health care needs, as well as performing her public duty of handling press conferences under the scrutiny of the media will provide her the confidence and composure to perform the duties of a Surgeon General.  We could only imagine how she managed with the situations of informing former President George H.W. Bush that actually broccoli is good for him, as well as convincing former Pres. Clinton to stay away from those super size hamburgers and cupcakes and had she stayed long enough as the physician of Pres. George W. Bush, she probably would have suggested that there are healthier snack alternatives to pretzel.  Indeed, Dr. Mariano had met many challenges in her career, that none of the other nominees had experienced. Additionally, she holds faculty appointments at the Uniformed Services University School of Medicine, Georgetown University Medical Center and George Washington University Medical Center giving her the necessary experience to fulfill the role of the Surgeon General as the nation’s chief health care educator and communicator.  Moreover Dr. Mariano is no stranger to giving speeches as well as being interviewed by media personalities that include Dr. Sanjay Gupta.

 

2) Increase of State and local preparedness for terrorist attacks and national disaster

Dr. Mariano developed a mass casualty-training program at U.S.S. Prairie which earned her ship the title of "Benchmark Ship in Mass Casualty Control" for two consecutive years during her tour.  She is also a certified Advanced Cardiac Life Support instructor and a certified provider of Advanced Trauma Life Support.

 

3) Providing the best care possible to the veterans

Following an internship in Internal Medicine at San Diego Naval Hospital in 1982, Dr. Mariano was assigned as the General Officer on board USS Prairie where she served as the sole physician for a ship's company of 750 men and women.  While onboard her ship, Dr. Mariano completed a Western Pacific deployment. She had branded her private care practice with the acronym of her military rank STAR for Service, Trust, Access and Relationship.

Undeniably, Dr. Connie Mariano is a physician who had devoted her entire military service in providing excellent hands on care to those who serve from the lowest military rank up to the three commanders-in-chief of the Armed Forces of the United States that will guide her in the role of the Surgeon General in protecting and advancing the health of the nation.  There is never a better advocate than a retired career naval officer for the increasing health needs of our retired, active-duty and military service returnees from the current Middle East war.

 

4) Sensitivity to the issues of poverty, the aging population and women’s health

Dr. Mariano have the unique qualities of proven empathy to the needs of her patients in her medical practice that consist of patients from 20-to 90 yrs of age making her without doubt an advocate of women health issues, as well as of the aging population.  Her life is the embodiment and fulfillment of the American dream that will give her a unique sensitivity to many issues that is vital to our nation as we grow more diverse. Neither, is she a stranger to poverty because of her humble beginning.

 

Dr. Mariano possesses these other unique qualities that she will bring to the nomination process:

 

1) Since Dr. Mariano had served the three leaders of both political parties, her nomination will most likely generate bipartisan support that will build a bridge to the political divide and avoid the petty politics that sometimes mar the nomination process.

 

2) Because of her experience in running her own private practice, she will be sensitive to the issues involving the challenges we faced in our economy and the many aspect of maintaining a business during this very challenging times in our nation’s history.

 

Your Excellency, allow us to present Dr. Connie Mariano in her own words during her promotion to the position of Rear Admiral in 2001, speaking about her compelling narrative:

 

"I am pleased to stand before you today as proof that Filipino-Americans in the Navy no longer must go through the kitchen, the back door or the garage.  I came to the White House by way of the kitchen.  I came from a family of Navy stewards.  The first Mariano who served in the United States Navy joined in the 1920s.  At that time and for many years thereafter, the only way Filipinos were able to serve in the Navy was as stewards.  The Mariano men served with pride and accumulated a total of over 100 years of service among them.  My father had served six admirals in their homes, so, 45 years later, for this to happen in my family is quite an honor.

To her father who retired as a master chief after serving 29 years and to her four Filipino godfathers who were also Navy master chiefs, Dr. Mariano said, "Thank you for reminding me daily that I owe my presence here to people like you and my father who paved the way.  Thank you for never letting me forget about the qualities of kindness, silent service, loyalty and humility.  The Navy meant many things to my family.  It meant freedom from poverty, for my father's family was very poor.  The Navy meant the opportunity to succeed.  The Navy meant hope that one day your children would get an education and perhaps boldly dream of becoming physicians or naval officers.  The Navy meant all the good things America had to offer.”

 

 

Therefore, it is both with pride and humility that we present to your Excellency, the name of Rear Admiral Connie Mariano for the nomination to the position of Surgeon General.  Sir, Dr. Mariano is one of the finest officers that ever served with excellence in the United States military and in the White House. She is someone who never wavered in serving for the common good of the American public.

 

We thank your Excellency for your consideration of our petition.

 

Respectfully Submitted

 

Submitted with the following Attachment:

 

Additional Bio-Data

Dr. Connie Mariano was born in 1955  former Clark US Air Force base in Angeles City, Pampanga, Philippines to a U.S. Navy Steward and a Filipina dentist. Her father retired as a Master Chief Petty Officer after twenty nine years of service.  Dr. Mariano moved to Hawaii with her family when she was two years old and later grew up in Imperial Beach California near the Mexican border. She also lived in Taiwan and Washington, DC.   

Dr. Mariano is married to American lawyer Richard Stevens. They have two sons - Jason and Andrew

Dr. Mariano’s earned her medical degree from the Uniformed Services University of Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland in 1981 and a degree in Biology in 1977 from Revelle College at the University of California where she was cum laude. She was also the valedictorian in Mar Vista High School at Imperial Beach, California in 1973.

Upon retirement from the U.S. Navy which she had served from 1977 to 2001, Dr. Mariano continued her medical career by working at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona from 2001 until 2005.  She founded the Center for Executive Medicine in Scottsdale, Arizona in 2005

 

 

 

On Fri, 3/20/09,  drconniexxxx wrote:

From: 
drconniexxxx

Subject: Re: Nomination For Surgeon General
To: "m e" <
pinay_492001@yahoo.com>
Date: Friday, March 20, 2009, 8:47 AM
Dear Maria,

I am deeply honored and touched by the groundswell of
support generated by you, Colonel Monteyro and so many
others. I will consider the nomination (but with
reservations) should my name be submitted formally to
 the White House.

Many thanks,
Dr Connie Mariano


Sent from my BlackBerry wireless handheld

 

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Nomination of Rear Admiral Connie Mariano to Surgeon General

Saturday, April 11, 2009 8:30 PM
From:
Sir/Madam,
We would like to forward to your office the following petition that we had submitted to President Barack Obama as follows:
 

An Open Letter to President Barack Obama to Request for the Nomination of Rear Admiral Connie Mariano

to the Position of Surgeon General of the United States of America

 

Nomination of Rear Admiral Connie Mariano to Surgeon General

Saturday, April 11, 2009 11:08 PM

From:

"m e" <pinay_492001@yahoo.com>

To:

joyntkumar@aol.com

 

 

Nomination of Rear Admiral Connie Mariano to Surgeon General

Saturday, April 11, 2009 11:07 PM

From:

"m e" <pinay_492001@yahoo.com>

To:

mkumar@towson.edu

 

 

 

 

Nomination of Rear Admiral Connie Mariano to Surgeon General

Saturday, April 11, 2009 11:10 PM

From:

"m e" <pinay_492001@yahoo.com>

To:

jpburke@uvm.edu

 

 

Nomination of Rear Admiral Connie Mariano to Surgeon General

Saturday, April 11, 2009 11:11 PM

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"m e" <pinay_492001@yahoo.com>

To:

pfiffner@gmu.edu

 

 

 

 

 

Nomination of Rear Admiral Connie Mariano to Surgeon General

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To:

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Nomination of Rear Admiral Connie Mariano to Surgeon General

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Nomination of Rear Admiral Connie Mariano to Surgeon General

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To:

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Nomination of Rear Admiral Connie Mariano to Surgeon General

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From:

"m e" <pinay_492001@yahoo.com>

To:

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Nomination of Rear Admiral Connie Mariano to Surgeon General

Saturday, April 11, 2009 11:58 PM

From:

"m e" <pinay_492001@yahoo.com>

To:

jpika@UDel.Edu

 

 

Nomination of Rear Admiral Connie Mariano to Surgeon General

Saturday, April 11, 2009 11:59 PM

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"m e" <pinay_492001@yahoo.com>

To:

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Nomination of Rear Admiral Connie Mariano to Surgeon General

Sunday, April 12, 2009 12:00 AM

From:

"m e" <pinay_492001@yahoo.com>

To:

tenpas@sas.upenn.edu

 

Nomination of Rear Admiral Connie Mariano to Surgeon General

Sunday, April 12, 2009 12:01 AM

From:

"m e" <pinay_492001@yahoo.com>

To:

david.lewis@vanderbilt.edu

 

Nomination of Rear Admiral Connie Mariano to Surgeon General

Sunday, April 12, 2009 12:03 AM

From:

"m e" <pinay_492001@yahoo.com>

To:

thurber@american.edu

 

 

 

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Mr. Dante E. Lumaquin, Chairman Board of Directors Paniquenians USA, Inc (Pres. 1981-82) Sacramento Ca

 

Ms. Malou Mariano, writer, columnist Long Beach Ca

 

Dr. Juan M. Montero, II, MD, FACS, FICS; of Chesapeake, Virginia; book author & popular speaker; former President of the Association of Philippine Physicians (U.S.) & also Society of Philippine Surgeons (U.S.); founder of Chesapeake Care Free Clinic; Trustee Physicians for Peace.  In 1995, his name was officially submitted by Cong. Norman Sisisky to the White House for consideration for possible nomination for the position of Surgeon General of the U.S.

 

Ms. Janina Monteyro, Scottsdale Arizona

Ms. Nhia Nabong, San Leandro, CA.

 

Mr. Brian Olonan, Chandler Arizona

 

Ms Charrie Olonan, Vallejo Ca

 

Mr. Emerson Olonan, Vallejo Ca

 

Jenifer Olonan Chandler Arizona

 

Ms. Tessie Olonan, Vallejo Ca

 

Mr Bert Parayno, Las Vegas Nevada

 

Ms. Marites Pellicer, President of the Filipino American Association of Greater Atlanta, Georgia

 

Ms. Arsenia M. Pizarro Las Vegas Nevada

 

Mr Rudy A. Pizarro Las Vegas Nevada

 

Mr. Alexander L. Quirante Houston Texas Charter Member Cavalier Cyber Prayer Warriors

 

Ms. Lourdes M. Quesada, Las Vegas Nevada; widow of Col Francisco Quesada, WW11 veteran, activist and newspaper columnist “Balitang Beterano”

 

Ms. Leticia D. Reyes, La Palma Ca

 

Ms. Rosario Lavitoria Robles, widow of Dr. Eliodoro Robles, 1st Lt. WW11; Economic Director SEATO Thailand (1964-1974); Hercules, California

 

Atty. Rodel Rodis, former Trustee SF Community College, Pres. of SF Public Utilities Commission, founding member NAFFAA resident of San Francisco Ca.

 

Ms. Edna Rodis, RN. San Francisco Ca

 

Atty. Linda Sarno, former Pres. of the Asian Business Association of Orange County (Ca). & Fil-American Chamber of Commerce of Orange County

 

Ms. Thelma Sevilla, Filvets activists; Board President of International Drop-In Center (IDIC, founded 1972) in Seattle Washington

 

Ms. Marietta Borromeo Smith Legislative Aide Hawaii State Senate

 

Dr. Ninfa Saturnino Springer, Professor Emeritus University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Michigan

 

Mr. Robert E. Springer, Whitmore Lake Michigan

 

Mr. Tom Strong, Idaho Falls, Idaho

 

CWO (Ret) Manuel Supnet, USN co-adviser of Col Monteyro Filipino WW11 Veterans Federation San Diego California

 

Ms. Grace Walker Commissioner, Glendale Commission on the Status of Women (CSW); President, Filipino American Business Association of Glendale (FABAG)

Mr. Pete Yapit, U.S. Air Force (Ret) (coordinator of the nomination) Member Cavalier Cyber Prayer Warriors; Filvets activist; Colorado Springs

 

Ms. Carmelita Yapit, Colorado Springs

 

Ms. Rowena Yapit Airlines Flight Attendant Portland Oregon

 

Ms. Maura Young, Suisun Ca

 

Mr. Roman Young Jr, US Army (Ret); Suisun Ca

 

Mr. Gil P. Zulueta, Chairman Emeritus, NAFFAA Region 11

 

 

Disclaimer    Use of titles are for identification only & should not be construed as official endorsement for or from the organization named

 

Response to 2nd e-mail sent to Sect of State Hillary

 

Clinton via U.S. Department of State website

 

Request for recommendation of Dr. Connie Mariano for Surgeon General [Incident: 090413-000219]

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Dear Secretary Clinton

 

Madam Secretary, we respectfully seek your assistance in recommending to President Barack Obama the nomination of Rear Admiral Connie Mariano to the position of the Surgeon General of the United States. Please allow us to forward to your office the following petition that we had submitted to President Barack Obama.

 

Madam, we thank you for any assistance that you maybe able to render to us.

 

Respectfully,

 

Maria Elizabeth Embry

xxxx

Antioch California 94509

Tel xxxxx

http://su4t-drmariano4surgen.tripod.com

 

on behalf of the following individuals whose names are listed in the petition

 

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e-mail sent by Col. Romy Monteyro to former Pres. Bill Clinton:

 

The Honorable William J. Clinton

55 West 125th Street

New York, NY 10027-4516

 

 

Dear President Clinton:

 

 

This letter seeks your most valuable assistance in naming to an important government post, a person who is not only fully qualified but also deserving of such honor.

 

This individual is no stranger to you.  In fact she was your personal physician at the White House throughout the years of your very successful presidency of these United States..  And more than anybody else, you and your equally illustrious wife, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton know about the suitability of this brilliant medical professional for the position this humble American seeks for her.

 

In a similar letter addressed to the current occupant of the White House, President Barack Obama, I asked that Rear Admiral Connie Mariano, MC, USN (Ret.) be nominated for the position of Surgeon General.

 

At the same time I sought the endorsements of a number of friends in the U.S. Congress, namely Senators Daniel Akaka and Daniel Inouye; and Congressmen Bob Filner and Mike Honda, all of whom I worked closely with in obtaining recognition for the wartime services of the valiant Filipino World War II veterans.  Thank God, through relentless prayers and the indefatigable and consistent support of our champions in Congress, those former freedom fighters, now advanced in age and in frail health will finally receive their due from our government which simply forgot about them for 63 long years.

 

But while their endorsement of Admiral Mariano will help, none of them has the strength of the clout of your good self and Secretary Clinton.

 

May this old soldier then, ask my former Commander-in Chief, for his indispensable support in this worthy endeavor?  Please be assured, Mr. President, that I am not recommending Admiral Mariano for this very prestigious post only because she is a fellow Filipino-American.  I entertain no illusions either, that Your Excellency is not aware of her very impressive resume and sterling qualifications.

 

It is therefore in consideration of her wide ranging experience and expertise in the field of medicine, which she will bring with her as the top officer of the U.S. Public Health Services, that I and the entire Filipino-American community

recommend her for this position.

 

 

I close with a fervent hope that Your Excellency and Secretary Clinton share the desire, confidence and enthusiasm of the Filipino-Americans in obtaining for Admiral Connie Mariano the nomination for the post of Surgeon General of the United States of America.

 

 

Thank you very much, Mr. President, for the incomparable support you and Secretary Clinton may throw behind our campaign to name a most deserving American to a top post in the Obama administration.

 

 

Sincerely,

 

COLONEL ROMEO M MONTEYRO (Ret.

ALASKA

Begich, Mark - (D - AK)

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(202) 224-3004
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Ms.

First Name:

Maria Elizabeth

Last Name:

Embry

Address:

xxxxx

Address:

 

City:

Antioch

State:

CA

Zip:

94509

Home Phone:

xxxx

Work Phone:

 

Email:

pinay_492001@yahoo.com

Subject:

Health Care

Message:

Dear Senator McCain, I would like to request for your recommendation in favor of Dr. Connie Mariano for the position of Surgeon General. Dr. Mariano, a resident of Scottsdale Arizona held the position of White House physician for Pres George H.W. Bush, Pres George W. Bush & she is also a retired Rear Admiral in the U.S. Navy. She is currently a private practitioner in Scottsdale Arizona. After retirement she worked as a Mayo Clinic physician @ Scottsdale. I created a website to generate interest in her nomination http://su4t-drmariano4surgen.tripod.com Thank you, Sir for your assistance Sincerely, Maria Elizabeth Embry

http://mccain.senate.gov/public/home/contact/webformActionIAV2.cfm

message sent via phone @ Sen. McCain's office in Phoenix Az & Wash D.C. ("Matthew") 4/2/2009 3PM

ARKANSAS

 

Home :: Contact Senator Lincoln :: Constituent Email Contact Form

Thank you for your input.

http://lincoln.senate.gov/contact/email.cfm  

 

 

http://pryor.senate.gov/contact/webformActionIQV2.cfm

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You will be redirected to his homepage shortly

CALIFORNIA
 
On Mon, 5/11/09, Nutter, Melanie <melanie.nutter@mail.house.gov> wrote:
From: Nutter, Melanie <melanie.nutter@mail.house.gov>
Subject: RE: Nomination of Dr. Mariano for Surgeon General
To: maria.embry@sbcglobal.net
Date: Monday, May 11, 2009, 2:12 PM

Dear Maria,

Thank you very much for contacting Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s district office regarding the nomination request for Dr. Connie Mariano for Surgeon General.  Due to the Speaker’s prior commitments to other candidates for the position, she will be unable to lend her endorsement to Dr. Mariano.

Please contact me should you have any further questions at our district office at 415-556-4862 or Melanie.nutter@mail.house.gov.

We wish you and Dr. Mariano the best of luck in your future pursuits.

Sincerely,

Melanie

Melanie Nutter

Deputy District Director

Office of Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi

handcarried to the offices of Sen Feinstein, Sen Boxer, Speaker Pelosi on 4/16/2009 & Rep Tauscher on 4/17/2009

Open Letter to Senator Dianne Feinstein, Senator Barbara Boxer, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher Re: Nomination of Rear Admiral Connie Mariano to the position of Surgeon General of the United States by President Barack Obama

 

Dear xxxx

 

My name is Maria Elizabeth Embry of Antioch California and once again I am humbly seeking your valuable assistance in forwarding to the White House my personal appeal and also an appeal on behalf of many individuals whose names I had previously submitted to your attention, a recommendation to President Barack Obama for the nomination of Rear Admiral Connie Mariano to the position of Surgeon General of the United StatesWe had repeatedly submitted our plea since March 11, 2009 via on line websites, e-mails and letters hand-carried to your respective offices.

 

We in the Filipino-American community, clamor for a representation in President Barack Obama’s administration.  We would like President Obama to continue what former Presidents George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush did in including our community in their administrations.  Our expectation is actually for more participation in the Obama-Biden administration in consideration of their stated goal of inclusiveness.  Undeniably, the participation of our community in the government fosters assimilation that promotes good citizenship and civic involvement of the Filipino-Americans.  The nomination of Dr. Mariano will validate the valuable contribution of our community in the United States, especially in the military and in the medical professions.

 

We believe that Dr. Connie Mariano is very much qualified for consideration in the position of Surgeon General by virtue of her stellar military service as the longest serving White House physician in the history of the United States. Dr. Mariano also has a vast experience in the military and civilian health care system as a military ship and a Mayo Clinic physician, as well as her current private medical practice that will help in her role as the Surgeon General.  Additionally, since Dr. Mariano had served the presidency of both political parties, her nomination will most likely generate bipartisan support.

 

We would like to thank you for your attention to this matter.

 

Respectfully,

 

Maria Elizabeth Embry

xxxxxx 

Antioch Ca 94509

April 16, 2009

http://su4t-drmariano4surgen.tripod.com

 

Hand delivered to the following offices on 3/23/2009 & 3/24/2009:

 

Senators: Feinstein & Boxer

Speaker Pelosi (3/23/2009) & Rep Tauscher (3/24/2009)

 

 

Re: Request for Submission of Nomination for Surgeon General

In Favor of Rear Admiral Connie Mariano

Former White House Physician for Pres. George H.W. Bush,

Pres. Bill Clinton and Pres. George W. Bush

 

 

Dear Madam

Receipt online contact 7:10 PM 4/13/2009

Home: Contact Us: Result

Thank you for your comments.

4/13/2009 7:45 PM

 

http://boxer.senate.gov/contact/email/thankyou.cfm?CFID=3563591&CFTOKEN=99062314

 

Thank you!

Thanks for submitting your views on this issue. Your message will reach the Senator promptly.

 
Follow up online submission via website 5/1/2009

Sen Boxer

Thank you!

Thanks for submitting your views on this issue. Your message will reach the Senator promptly.

http://boxer.senate.gov/contact/email/thankyou.cfm?CFID=12747275&CFTOKEN=57628508

Receipt online contact 7:50PM

http://speaker.house.gov/contact/comment_email

 

Contact Us

Thank you!

Rep Ellen Tauscher

2121 North California #555

Walnut Creek California 94596

 

 

Dear Rep Tauscher,

 

First of all please accept my heartfelt congratulations in your acceptance of an offer by the administration of President Barack Obama to an appointment to serve as the Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security pending confirmation by the Senate.

 

In my personal opinion, I could not think of any better person to occupy said position than your Honor who has been working excellently for her constituents needs, since it has been my personal experience during my many contact with your office, especially in the matter of the war veterans in Iraq that include my two sons.

 

Now I come again to beseech your Honor’s assistance in the matter of nomination for Dr. Connie Mariano, former White House physician for President George H.W. Bush, President Bill Clinton and President George W. Bush in the position of Surgeon General.

 

I am enclosing my plea for submission of said petition of nomination to the White House and the nominating committee that I also submitted yesterday by visiting the offices of Senators Feinstein, Boxer and Speaker Pelosi, whose staff assured me that said petition will be sent to their legislative office in Washington D.C. as of last night for their consideration.

 

This morning, during a phone call to ex-President Clinton’s office I was assured by his staff member that my personal plea for his endorsement had come to their attention and that action would be taken to bring it to the attention of ex-President Clinton. We have been involved in a flurry of activities, since time is of the essence, in a concentrated effort to bring this to the attention of legislators in Nevada, Colorado, Arizona and other states.

 

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

 

Sincerely,

Maria Elizabeth Embry

xxxxxx

Antioch California 94509

Tel xxxx

 

Receipt online Contact 4/13/2009 8PM

http://www.tauscher.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=965&Itemid=103

 

Thank You

 

Thank you for your e-mail correspondence.

COLORADO

From: Pete Shane Feliciano [mailto: xxxxxx ]
Sent: Tuesday, March 24, 2009 11:14 AM
To: me <pinay_492001@yahoo.com>
Cc: undisclosed recipients

Subject: Nominating Rear ADM Eleanor Connie Mariano as our nations next U.S. Surgeon General.
Importance: High

 

FYI: Today 24 March 2009, Contacted Colorado Senators by e-mail and followed by phone call to alert the Staff in Washington , DC .

 

Senator Michael Bennet: Pikes Peak Regional Office
409 North Tejon St., Suite 107
Colorado Springs
, 80903
Phone: 719-328-1100 – called and alerted Staff Office
Fax: 719-328-1129

 

Senator Mark Udall’ Directory

Washington , D.C. Office

P: 202-224-5941
F: 202-224-6471

Westminster Office

TF: 877-7-MUDALL*

Toll-free number for Coloradans: 877-768-3255 (called staff in Denver )

(Open e-letters)

 

Dear Senator Bennet,

I am one of the Filipino-American of Colorado Springs communities joining for the campaign to the nomination of Dr. Mariano. I hereby, request if you would join Senator Udall for the endorsement in nominating Rear ADM Eleanor Connie Mariano as our nations next U.S. Surgeon General.

Also, I am writing this open e-letter to assure Dr. Mariano’s letter of nomination guarantees of being considered during the selection process. My gut feeling tells me she is worthy if not the most qualified candidate commensurate for this critically important position.

http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/site/media/presdocs.htm

 

On March 23, 2009, my colleague Ms. Maria Elizabeth Embry personally hand carried the nomination of RADM Eleanor Connie Mariano as our nations next U.S. Surgeon General through the Staff office of Senator Dianne Feinstein, Senator Barbara Boxer and Staff of Speaker Nancy Pelosi and assured to convey the nomination.

 

At this moment, Ms. Embry informed me that a telephone conversation exists with the Staff of Ex-President Clinton with the assurance of conveying the message to his attention for the nomination of Dr. Mariano.

 

Thank you for your consideration and Godspeed.

 

Sincerely,

 

Feliciano F. Yapit, USAF (Ret.)

Son of Felix Yapit, “ Bataan Death March Survivor” (1911 – 1999 Colorado Springs, CO)

Korean War Veterans, Life Member of VFW 4051

XXXXXXXX Colorado Springs , CO 80917-2305

Mobile Phone XXXXXXXXX, e-mail: xxxxxx

 
E-mail to Rep Dennis Apuan of Colorado

Nomination of Dr. Connie Mariano for Surgeon General

Thursday, April 9, 2009 1:57 PM

From:

"m e" <pinay_492001@yahoo.com>

To:

repdennisapuan@gmail.com

Honorable Dennis Apuan

House of Representatives

Colorado

 

Dear Rep Apuan,

 

We, respectfully seek your assistance to recommend Dr. Connie Mariano to Pres Obama for nomination to the position of Surgeon General of the United States.

 

Please allow us to paste here a copy of the petition submitted to Pres. Obama, as well as to Speaker Pelosi, Senators Feinstein & Boxer & U.S. Rep Tauscher.

 

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

 

Sincerely,

Maria Elizabeth Embry, nomination coordinator

xxxxxx

Antioch Ca 94509

(925) xxxx

http://su4t-drmariano4surgen.tripod.com

 

Sent:

1) An Open Letter to President Barack Obama to Request for the Nomination of Rear Admiral Connie Mariano

to the Position of Surgeon General of the United States of America

 

2) List of Supporters for this Petition

 

Thank you for your e-mail to Senator Michael Bennet

Friday, May 1, 2009 1:52 PM

From:

"Senator_Bennet@bennet.senate.gov" <Senator_Bennet@bennet.senate.gov>

To:

pinay_492001@yahoo.com


-----Inline Attachment Follows-----

Dear Friend: 
 Thank you for your e-mail message.

http://bennet.senate.gov/public/?p=TransitionalSiteEmailSenatorBennet

Michael Bennet

U.S. Senator for the State of Colorado

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http://markudall.senate.gov/?sent=contact  

http://www.senate.gov/cgi-bin/webform.ia2

Mark Udall

U.S. Senator for the State of Colorado

Connecticut
 
http://dodd.senate.gov/index.php?q=node/3130

Chris Dodd   Connecticut

Thank you for expressing your views.


Thank you! We appreciate that you took the time to email us.

FLORIDA

RE: Nomination of Rear Admiral Connie Mariano for Surgeon General

Saturday, April 18, 2009 10:54 AM

From:

To:

"Governor Charlie Crist" <Charlie.Crist@eog.myflorida.com>

Dear Mr. Warren,

 

Sir, thank you so much for your response. As a matter of fact, we already did many times all the following methods that you enumerated in your response, but to this time has found no traction in our endeavor.

 

Please let Gov. Crist know that I thank him for your response & I really have a lot of respect for the accessibility approach that he gives to all of us. Although, I am not one of his constituent I could always rely on him to at least respond to questions & be helpful like when you folks forwarded my letter to former Pres. George W. Bush as I requested last year. Wish we have more public officials like Gov Crist. Hope to be able to vote for him when he runs for a national office one day. Just let him know that he truly have a friend here in Antioch California.

 

Saturday, April 18, 2009 2:56 AM

To:

pinay_492001@yahoo.com


--- On Thu, 4/16/09, Governor Charlie Crist <Charlie.Crist@eog.myflorida.com> wrote:

From: Governor Charlie Crist <Charlie.Crist@eog.myflorida.com>
Subject: RE: Nomination of Rear Admiral Connie Mariano for Surgeon General
To: "m e" <pinay_492001@yahoo.com>
Date: Thursday, April 16, 2009, 10:10 AM

Dear Ms. Embry:
 Thank you for contacting Governor Charlie Crist.  The
                                                      Governor asked
that I respond on his behalf.
For assistance, you may submit questions, comments or concerns through
the White House
                           contact page at http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/,
or
you may call the
                           White House Comments
                                                      Line at 1-202-456-1111 (TTY:
1-202-456-6213). If you would like to speak to a live person,
                           please
call the White House
                                                      Switchboard at 1-202-456-1414.
Thank you again for taking the time to contact Governor Crist.
Sincerely,
Warren Davis
Office of Citizen
                                                      Services

 Acknowledging receipt of your email

Tuesday, April 14, 2009 12:00 PM

From:

To:

"m e" <pinay_492001@yahoo.com>

Thank you for contacting Governor Charlie Crist.

Nomination of Rear Admiral Connie Mariano for Surgeon General

Tuesday, April 14, 2009 11:59 AM

From:

To:

Charlie.Crist@MyFlorida.com

Dear Gov Crist:

We respectfully seek your assistance in recommending to President Barack Obama the nomination of Rear Admiral Connie Mariano to the position of the Surgeon General of the United States. Please allow us to forward to your office the following petition that we had submitted to President Barack Obama.

Sir, we thank you for any assistance that you maybe able to render to us.

Respectfully,

Maria Elizabeth Embry

xxxxxxx

Antioch California 94509

Tel xxxxx

http://su4t-drmariano4surgen.tripod.com

 on behalf of the  individuals whose names are listed in the petition

An Open Letter to President Barack Obama to Request for the Nomination of Rear Admiral Connie Mariano

to the Position of Surgeon General of the United States of America

 HAWAII
Petition submitted online via website of: Senator Daniel Akaka
 

Contact Me

 

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Prefix

Ms.

First Name

Maria Elizabeth

Last Name

Embry

Address

xxxxxxx

Address

 

City

Antioch

State

CA

Zip

94509

 

Home Phone

925 xxxxx

Work Phone

 

Email

pinay_492001@yahoo.com

 

Subject

Health

 

Message

Dear Senator Akaka: We respectfully seek your assistance in recommending to President Barack Obama the nomination of Rear Admiral Connie Mariano to the position of the Surgeon General of the United States. Please allow us to forward to your office the following petition that we had submitted to President Barack Obama.

 

 

 
Petition submitted online via website of: Senator Daniel Inouye

http://inouye.senate.gov

http://inouye.senate.gov/abtform.html

 

Thank you for expressing your views

Petition submitted online via website of: Representative Neil Abercrombie

http://www.house.gov/htbin/formproc/abercrombie/e_form.txt&display=/abercrombie/e_thank.shtml&nobase

 

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·         Name: Ms. Maria Elizabeth  Embry 

·         Address: xxxxx Antioch HI 94509 

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·         E-Mail: pinay_492001@yahoo.com

·         Your Message: Dear Senator Abercrombie: We respectfully seek your assistance in recommending to President Barack Obama the nomination of Rear Admiral Connie Mariano to the position of the Surgeon General of the United States. Please allow us to forward to your office the following petition that we had submitted to President Barack Obama. Sir, we thank you for any assistance that you maybe able to render to us. Respectfully, Maria Elizabeth Embry xxxx Antioch California 94509 Tel xxxx http://su4t-drmariano4surgen.tripod.com on behalf of individuals whose names are listed in the petition An Open Letter to President Barack Obama to Request for the Nomination of Rear Admiral Connie Mariano to the Position of Surgeon General of the United States of America

Petition submitted online via website of: Representative Mazie Hirono

http://hirono.house.gov/htbin/formproc/hirono/IMA/email_me_file.txt&display=/hirono/email_me_thank_you.shtml&nobase

Thank You

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 If you have subscribed to receive e-mail updates from Representative Mazie Hirono, your email address will only be used to provide you with periodic updates from
Representative Mazie Hirono regarding her work in Congress.

Nomination of Rear Admiral Connie Mariano to the position of Surgeon General of the United States

Saturday, April 25, 2009 6:30 PM
From:

Dear Sen Bunda:

Sir, allow me to resend this e-mail to you.

Nomination of Rear Admiral Connie Mariano to the position of Surgeon General of the United States

Monday, April 20, 2009 5:37 PM

From:

"maria.embry@sbcglobal.net" <maria.embry@sbcglobal.net>

To:

senespero@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Open Letter for the Nomination of Rear Admiral Connie Mariano to the position of Surgeon General of the United States by President Barack Obama

 

Dear Senator Espero

Nomination of Rear Admiral Connie Mariano to the position of Surgeon General of the United States

Monday, April 20, 2009 5:34 PM

From:

"maria.embry@sbcglobal.net" <maria.embry@sbcglobal.net>

To:

senkim@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Open Letter for the Nomination of Rear Admiral Connie Mariano to the position of Surgeon General of the United States by President Barack Obama

 

Dear Senator Kim, 

 

 

 

Nomination of Rear Admiral Connie Mariano to the position of Surgeon General of the United States

Thursday, April 23, 2009 3:26 PM

From:

"m e" <pinay_492001@yahoo.com>

Add sender to Contacts

To:

senhanabusa@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Dear Linda,

 

Resending to your attention an e-mail I had sent on 4/20. Thank you for your kindness. Hopefully we could add Sen Hanabusa to the list of Supporters for the Nomination. We are honored with the addition of the following to our list: Hon Rep Rida Cabanilla, Ret. Gen Taguba, Dr. Dioso all of Hawaii, Ret Gen Hillman of Wash, State of Maryland Assembly Kris Valderrama & many others

 

Pls. let me know if you need more info

 

Sincerely,

Maria Embry

tel xxxxxx

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From: maria.embry@sbcglobal.net <maria.embry@sbcglobal.net>
Subject: Nomination of Rear Admiral Connie Mariano to the position of Surgeon General of the United States
To: senhanabusa@Capitol.hawaii.gov
Date: Monday, April 20, 2009, 5:35 PM

Open Letter for the Nomination of Rear Admiral Connie Mariano to the position of Surgeon General of the United States by President Barack Obama

Dear Senator Hanabusa,

Fw: Nomination of Rear Admiral Connie Mariano to the position of Surgeon General of the United States

Wednesday, April 22, 2009 7:15 PM

From:

"m e" <pinay_492001@yahoo.com>

Add sender to Contacts

To:

sengreen@capitol.hawaii.gov

Dear Madam,

resending as per phone conversation w/ lady staff ("Office Manager"). Pls add Gen (Ret) Tony Taguba to the list of supporters.

 

Sincerely,

Maria Elizabeth Embry

925 xxxxx

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From: maria.embry@sbcglobal.net <maria.embry@sbcglobal.net>
Subject: Nomination of Rear Admiral Connie Mariano to the position of Surgeon General of the United States
To: sengreen@capitol.hawaii.gov
Date: Monday, April 20, 2009, 5:28 PM

Open Letter for the Nomination of Rear Admiral Connie Mariano to the position of Surgeon General of the United States by President Barack Obama

Dear Senator Green,

Fw: Nomination of Rear Admiral Connie Mariano to the position of Surgeon General of the United States

Thursday, April 23, 2009 2:16 PM

From:

"m e" <pinay_492001@yahoo.com>

 

To:

sengabbard@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Dear Sen Gabbard,

 

Sir, allow me to follow up a telephone call I received from one of your staff member in response to my request for your assistance in our petition to Pres. Obama regarding the nomination of Dr. Mariano to the position of Surgeon General of the United States. I am resending the e-mail I had sent you previously.

 

We would be much honored should you decide to join us in our petition by allowing us to list your name as a supporter. Currently, we are in receipt of similar consent to be listed as supporters from our community leadership to name a few- Rep Rida Cabanilla (Hi), Assemblywoman Kris Valderrama (Md), Ret Gen Taguba (Hi), Ret Gen Hillman (Wash), Dr. Dioso (Hi) & others.

 

Sincerely,

Maria Elizabeth Embry

tel 925 754-1795

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From: maria.embry@sbcglobal.net <maria.embry@sbcglobal.net>
Subject: Nomination of Rear Admiral Connie Mariano to the position of Surgeon General of the United States
To: sengabbard@Capitol.hawaii.gov
Date: Monday, April 20, 2009, 5:31 PM

Open Letter for the Nomination of Rear Admiral Connie Mariano to the position of Surgeon General of the United States by President Barack Obama

 

Dear Seantor Gabbard,

 

 

Nomination of Dr Connie Mariano for Surgeon General

Thursday, April 9, 2009 9:26 PM
From:
To:
repfinnegan@Capitol.hawaii.gov
 

Hon. Lynn Finnegan

House Republican Leader
32nd Representative District
Hawaii State Capitol, Room 328
415 South Beretania Street
Honolulu, HI 96813

Dear Rep Finnegan:

Nomination of Dr. Connie Mariano to the position of U.S. Surgeon General

Thursday, April 9, 2009 9:32 PM
From:
To:
repmagaoay@Capitol.hawaii.gov

 

Hon.  Michael Y. Magaoay

46th Representative District
Hawaii State Capitol, Room 432
415 South Beretania Street
Honolulu, HI 96813

Dear Rep Magaoay:

Nomination of Dr. Mariano for surgeon General

Thursday, April 9, 2009 9:20 PM
From:
To:
repcabanilla@Capitol.hawaii.gov

 

Hon. Rida Cabanilla

42nd Representative District
Hawaii State Capitol, Room 442
415 South Beretania Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
 

Dear Rep Cabanilla:

Nomination of Dr. Mariano for Surgeon General

Thursday, April 9, 2009 9:12 PM
From:
To:
repaquino@capitol.hawaii.gov

 

Hon.  Henry J.C. Aquino

House of Representatives

35th Representative District

Hawaii State Capitol, Room 310

415 South Beretania Street

Honolulu, HI 96813

Dear Rep Aquino:

Nomination of Rear Admiral Connie Mariano to the position of Surgeon General of the United States

Tuesday, April 14, 2009 3:57 PM
From:
To:
repsagum@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Hon. Roland D. Sagum, III

16th Representative District
Hawaii State Capitol, Room 426
415 South Beretania Street
Honolulu, HI 96813

Dear Rep Sagum:

Nomination of Rear Admiral Connie Mariano to the position of Surgeon General of the United States of America

Tuesday, April 14, 2009 3:52 PM
From:
To:
repmanahan@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Hon Joey Manahan

29th Representative District
Hawaii State Capitol, Room
421
415 South Beretania Street
Honolulu , HI 96813

Dear Rep Manahan

Nomination of Rear Admiral Connie Mariano to Surgeon General of U.S.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009 3:50 PM
From:
To:
reppine@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Hon. Kymberly Marcos Pine

43rd Representative District
Hawaii State Capitol, Room
333
415 South Beretania Street
Honolulu , HI 96813

Dear Rep Kimberly Pine:

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KANSAS

http://governor.ks.gov/comments/comment.asp

 

Thank you for your e-mail

Thank you for your e-mail message to my office. Your views are very important to me and I appreciate your taking the time to share your comments and concerns.

Governor Kathleen Sebelius

For your information here is what you sent:
Title: Ms.
First Name: Maria Elizabeth
Last Name: Embry
Address: xxxxxx
 City: Antioch
State: Ca
Zip: 94509
Phone: xxxxxx
Email: pinay_492001@yahoo.com
Subject: Nomination of Dr.Connie Mariano for the position of Surgeon General
Comment: Hon Sebelius, We would like to plead with you to endorse to Pres Obama the nomination of Rear Admiral Connie Mariano, the longest serving White House Physician in the history of US (Pres George HW & George W Bush & pres Clinton) to the position of Surgeon General. We in the Filipino community would like to be represented in the administration of Pres. Obama.

Sincerely,

Maria Elizabeth Embry

MARYLAND

Nomination of Dr. Connie Mariano for the position of U.S. Surgeon General

Sunday, April 5, 2009 3:31 PM
From:
To:
kris.valderrama@house.state.md.us
Dear Ms. Kris Valderrama,
 
Respectfully seeking your assistance to recommend Dr. Connie Mariano to Pres Obama for nomination to the position of Surgeon General of the United States.
 
Please allow me to paste here a copy of the petition submitted to Pres. Obama, as well as to Speaker Pelosi, Senators Feinstein & Boxer & U.S. Rep Tauscher.
 
Thank you for your attention to this matter.
 
Sincerely,
Maria Elizabeth Embry
xxxxx
Antioch Ca 94509
(925) xxxx
 

An Open Letter to President Barack Obama to Request for the Nomination of Rear Admiral Connie Mariano

to the Position of Surgeon General of the United States of America

Massachussetts

http://kerry.senate.gov/contact/thankyou.cfm

Email John

Thank you. Your email has been sent.

You should receive an email response within the next few weeks.

John Kerry
United States Senator

 

MONTANA
 

Senator Max Bacchus

Chairman Committee on Finance

http://baucus.senate.gov/contact/thankYou.cfm

 

 

 

 

Thank You

Thank you for submitting an email to my office. I value your input and assure you that my staff will review your message as soon as possible.

Due to the large amount of email I receive on a daily basis, it may take my staff up to three weeks to respond to your email. If you have an emergency, please call my office directly at (800) 332-6106 (from MT) or (406) 657-6790.

NEVADA
 

Dear Senator Reid:

 

We respectfully seek your assistance in recommending to President Barack Obama the nomination of Rear Admiral Connie Mariano to the position of the Surgeon General of the United States. Please allow us to forward to your office the following petition that we had submitted to President Barack Obama.

 

Sir, we thank you for any assistance that you maybe able to render to us.

 

Respectfully,

 

Maria Elizabeth Embry

xxxxxx

Antioch California 94509

Tel xxxxx

http://su4t-drmariano4surgen.tripod.com

 

on behalf of the following individuals whose names are listed in the petition

List of Petition Supportes follows:

Copy of Petition to Pres. Obama follows:

Online receipt contact 4/13/2009 7:10 PM

http://reid.senate.gov/contact/thankyou.cfm

 

Contact

 

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VIRGINIA

Your Filipino Cortez Ancestry & Dr. Connie Mariano

Tuesday, April 7, 2009 6:41 PM
From:
To:
bobby.scott@mail.house.gov
Dear Congressman Scott,
 
Greetings to you, Sir. My name is Maria Elizabeth Embry of Antioch California. I am an amateur researcher who did a research on your Filipino ancestry. I posted my findings in my website
 
 
which I will be enclosing at the end of this e-mail.
 
Sir, the second purpose of my e-mail is to request for your recommendation to President Barack Obama's nomination in favor of Rear Admiral Connie Mariano to the position of Surgeon General of the United States. Dr. Connie Mariano served as the White House Physician for former Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush & George H.W. Bush.
 
I am enclosing a copy of the petition I had submitted to President Obama. I am also enclosing the names of individuals who are residents of Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Texas and who agreed that their names be submitted with this petition.
 
Thank you for your kind assistance.
 
Respectfully,
Maria Elizabeth Embry
xxxxxx
Antioch California 94509
925 xxxxx

STATE of WASHINGTON
 
Receipt online submission of Petition:

 

http://cantwell.senate.gov/

 

http://cantwell.senate.gov/contact/webformActionIQV2.cfm

WEST VIRGINIA

http://rockefeller.senate.gov

 

http://rockefeller.senate.gov/contact/email.cfm

 

12:40 Noon 4/14/2009 online submission

Join the Facebook group "Dr. Connie Mariano for Surgeon-General of the U.S." by Atty. Rodel Rodis of San Francisco Ca.

 

http://www.gmanews.tv/story/159817/Let-Cavite&ntildea-lead-Washingtons-fight-vs-H1N1

Pinoy Abroad

'Let Caviteņa lead Washington’s fight vs H1N1'

PINAY vs H1N1. Dr. Connie Mariano, from Cavite City, is the first Filipina physician of two US Presidents. A group is urging the Obama administration to consider her to manage the H1N1 crisis.
MANILA, Philippines - Filipinos in California are calling on President Barack Obama to consider appointing the former physician of his predecessors to manage the crisis brought about by the deadly H1N1 virus, more popularly known as “swine flu".

"The swine flu pandemic should compel President Obama to appoint a Surgeon-General to manage this crisis now and there is no one more qualified for this appointment than Dr. Connie Mariano," said a group of concerned Filipinos in a statement sent to Philippine News.

"She has the background, experience and proven ability to handle the job," they added.

The petition called the ‘Connie Mariano for Surgeon General Campaign’ is aimed at installing the former White House physician for President Bill Clinton and George Bush Jr to the important post. The group also launched a facebook account to trumpet their calls.

Born in Sangley Point Naval Base in Cavite City, Mariano is the first Filipino-American to reach the rank of Rear Admiral in the US Navy. She is also the first woman to be the director of the White House Medical Unit.

In 2001, Mariano retired from the Navy and left the White House to join the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona. She was succeeded as White House Physician by Dr. Richard Tubb.

The group is calling on its supporters to e-mail the White House WhiteHouse.gov/contact or call them at 202-456-1111.

"Just send a simple message: Please appoint Dr. Connie Mariano as Surgeon-General," they added. - MARK JOSEPH H. UBALDE, GMANews.TV

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2009/05/09/18593981.php

Senator Espero of Hawaii submitted the name of Dr. Connie Mariano for Surgeon General of U

by Richard Rapoza ( pinay_492001 [at] yahoo.com )
Saturday May 9th, 2009 10:33 PM

Hawaii Reporter
 

Hawaii Senator Will Espero Submits Name of Rear Admiral (Ret). Eleanor 'Connie' Mariano for Surgeon General of the United States
Former White House physician served three Presidents
By Richard Rapoza, 5/7/2009 12:41:22 PM

HONOLULU, HAWAII – Hawai‘i State Senator Will Espero (District 20 – ‘Ewa Beach, ‘Ewa by Gentry, Ocean Pointe, ‘Ewa Villages, West Loch, Honouliuli, Lower Waipahu) released the following statement today:

“Responding to the appeal of many individuals that there is a need for a qualified Surgeon General in view of the on-going crisis resulting from the pandemic flu, I have decided to formally submit the name of Rear Admiral (Ret.) Eleanor 'Connie' Mariano for consideration to the position of the Surgeon General of the United States of America by President Barack Obama.

“Dr. Connie Mariano, the longest serving White House physician in our nation’s history, is undoubtedly most qualified for the position of Surgeon General, as shown by her track record of stellar service to our nation. She was the first woman Director of the White House Medical Unit. Additionally, Dr. Mariano was the first Filipino-American to reach the rank of Rear Admiral in the United States Navy, after being nominated by President Bill Clinton. Her military awards include the Presidential Service Badge, three awards of the Navy Commendation Medal, the Navy Achievement Medal, three awards of the Joint Meritorious Unit Commendation and the Battle E Unit Commendation.

"Her professionalism in handling the public and the media during the administrations of former presidents George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush while remaining focused on their medical care gives Dr. Eleanor 'Connie' Mariano a unique experience that certainly no other nominee possesses. Her experience in working with the presidential team of physicians while Director of the White House Medical Unit will be an asset to the administration of the newly nominated Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius.

“Dr. Mariano developed a mass casualty-training program while serving as ship’s physician on the U.S.S. Prairie, which earned the title of ‘Benchmark Ship in Mass Casualty Control’ for two consecutive years during her tour. Her competent hands-on attendance to the medical needs of the military personnel while assigned at the ship validated her experience as primary care medical personnel.

“Preparedness for crisis, focus on preventive care and health literacy while providing the best medical care are challenges met by Dr. Eleanor 'Connie' Mariano daily in her professional life.”

Richard Rapoza is the Director of Communications for the Hawai‘i State Senate majority. Reach him at mailto:r.rapoza@capitol.hawaii.gov

Philippine News 5/1/ to 5/7 2009 Yr 48 issue 38 page 1

online edition & paper edition

http://philippinenews.com/philnews.php?id=1

An appeal for ex White House doc to be named Surgeon General in view of flu crisis

 
Published:  May 3, 2009 | Author: Atty. Rodel Rodis, SF Ca 
SAN FRANCISCO — The ‘Connie Mariano for Surgeon General’ campaign issued the following statement:

The swine flu pandemic should compel President Obama to appoint a Surgeon-General to manage this crisis now and there is no one more qualified for this appointment than Dr. Connie Mariano. She has the background, experience and proven ability to handle the job.

Please Email: WhiteHouse.gov/contact; or Phone: 202-456-1111; or Mail: The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20500 Just send a simple message: Please appoint Dr. Connie Mariano as Surgeon-General.

 Wikipedia photo included in the paper edition


Wikipedia has this brief writeup on Mariano:

Dr. Eleanor Concepcion “Connie” Mariano is a physician, the first Filipino-American to reach the rank of Rear Admiral in the United States Navy, the first graduate of the Uniformed Services University of Medicine to reach flag officer status and the first woman to be the director of the White House Medical Unit.

Mariano was born at the Sangley Point Naval Base in Cavite City, Philippines in 1955. Two years later, her parents arrived in the United States. Her father served in the navy as a steward and eventually retired with the rank of Master Chief. Mariano was the valedictorian of her Mar Vista High School, Imperial Beach, California, class of 1973. She is a University of California, San Diego Alumna from Revelle College where she graduated with cum laude honors and received her degree in biology at the University of California, San Diego. After her undergraduate studies, Mariano joined the navy in 1977 where she received her medical degree from the Uniformed Services University of Medicine in 1981 Bethesda, Maryland.

Dr. Mariano was nominated to the rank of Rear Admiral by President Bill Clinton and eventually served as the White House Physician for President Clinton and President George W. Bush.

In 2001, Dr. Mariano retired from the Navy and left the White House to join the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona. She was succeeded as White House Physician by Richard Tubb. In 2005, she went on to found the Center for Executive Medicine in Scottsdale, Arizona.Join the Facebook group “Dr. Connie Mariano for Surgeon-General of the U.S.”

3/12/2009
RADM Eleanor Connie Mariano for Surgeon General
Why?
By Romy Monteyro

In a personal letter this writer wrote to President Barack Obama, he submitted the name of retired Rear Admiral Eleanor Connie Mariano as a nominee for the position of US Surgeon General.
 
Should President Obama appoint Dr. Mariano to the important and very prestigious job of Surgeon General, Dr. Mariano will bring to the US Public Health Services her vast experience and expertise as a medical professional in the US Navy and as the personal physician of two US presidents--- George W. Bush and Bill Clinton.
 
President Clinton, obviously very pleased with the high caliber performance of Dr. Mariano, nominated her for promotion to Rear Admiral in the Medical Corps , US Navy and at the same time as Chief of the White House Medical department.
 
Dr. Mariano holds the distinction of being the first and still the only woman of Asian or Filipino descent ever to be promoted to star rank in the US Navy.
 
The daughter of a Filipino US Navy Steward, she was born in the hospital at the former Clark US Air Force base in Angeles City, Pampanga, and at the age of two was brought to the US by her parents. Her father Angel Mariano retired from the USN as a Master Chief Petty Officer after 29 years of service and her mother Lourdes was a dentist.
 
The young Connie Mariano, who during her early childhood days in Hawaii, spoke only the Pampango dialect, graduated class valedictorian from the Mar Vista High School in San Diego, California and completed her bachelors degree, cum laude at the Revelle College of the University of California System.
 
She was then accepted as a medical student at the United States University of the Health and Sciences, the medical school that trains physicians for later service in the various branches of the armed forces of the United States, the US Coast Guard, as well as the US Public Health Services.
 
This offsrping of a once lowly US Navy steward, who in her own words said she used to “go through the back doors of the homes of various admirals my father worked for”, has truly come a long way. Hers was a great achievement all Filipinos and Filipino-Americans should be proud of!
 
A few days ago, I casually mentioned to a friend who has been active in Filipino WWII veterans' advocacy, and also an amateur researcher who has a passion for tracing the early steps taken by footloose and adventurous Filipinos in the New World, Europe and Asia, that I have written a personal letter to President Barack Obama to consider Admiral Connie Mariano for the position of Surgeon General.
 
I think I unintentionally struck a flint that sparked what is now slowly but steadily burning into a fire, because this friend, who I jokingly call “Madam”, started e-mailing friends in the Fil-Am communities challenging them to join the snowballing campaign to endorse the nomination of Dr. Mariano.
 
Knowing that Dr. Mariano is most qualified, this campaign is not simply to ask the President to appoint a fellow Filipino to a high profile position to please the Fil-Ams who voted for him, and those who did not, like this writer, but more realistically to convince him that Dr, Mariano, given her sterling and colorful resume, though apolitical, is the right person for the job.
 
This writer therefore call on all Filipino-Americans, both individuals and organizations such as the Philippine Medical Association, USA; the Philippine Nurses Association, USA, the US chapter of the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA), the various civic organizations both local and national like National Federation of Filipino-American Associations (NaFFAA), the Fil-Am media and many others, to join the bandwagon and help in the nationwide campaign to appoint a very deserving Filipino-American to a prestigious position that will benefit Americans, through the US Public Health Service.
 
Additionally, this writer, who by the way is a true-blue Republican and always will be, has also enlisted the help of stalwarts in the Democrat Party, beginning with the FilVets' longtime champions in Congress, Congressmen Bob Filner, Mike Honda and Susan Davis, and also Senators Daniel Akaka and Daniel Inouye, of Hawaii. These are the same lawmakers he silently worked with for the last 12 years to obtain the long overdue recognition of the wartime services of the Filipino WWII veterans, which was unceremoniously placed in the backburner by the infamous Rescission Act of 1946.
 
We are, admittedly, strange bedfellows, but for the sake of justice being served, not to mention compassion for the rapidly vanishing Filipino freedom fighters, who laid their live on the line during America's darkest hours, I crossed party lines and joined forces with them to achieve a common noble cause.
 
Fellow Republicans like Congressmen Darrel Issa and Brian Bilbray, and even former Congressman Randy “Duke” Cunningham, who unfortunately fell by the wayside, also joined their Democrat colleagues in the 63-year struggle for justice of the Filipino WWII veterans, which thank God almighty has finally been won!
 
And what about you, dear readers, would you also lend a hand? It's easy. In this day and age of state of the art internet technology, your endorsement is only one e-mail away from being counted. Google the White House website, then click on “contact the president” or something similar to that, then start typing your endorsement and click it all the way to the White House. I assure you this is one appointee, this current dispensation, who would not be found lax in paying her taxes.
 
I hope what started as a flicker would soon catch fire and then turn into a great conflagration that will create a fiery whirlwind of enthusiastic support that will sweep retired Rear Admiral Eleanor “Connie” Mariano to the post of US Surgeon General

Other media coverage of Dr. Mariano's nomination
 
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not available online
 

I agree completely with the comments and recommendation of Maria Elizabeth Embry (above) for the nomination of Dr. Eleanor or Connie Mariano, a retired Rear Admiral of the USN who served three presidents: the Bushes and Clinton to be the next Surgeon General of the Nation. I am submitting this comment and nomination to Presient Barack H. Obama for I think, as a minority myself I have the full confidence in her and with her exemplary service to the Presidents and the White House, she is well-qualified for the job. I have seen her feature on one of the documentary on TV; and I was impressed with her presentation. I recommend Pres Obama watch her on that TV feature film.

I don’t know if I am allowed to nominate any body for a position in the government although I was a government employee of the US Air Force and Dept of Commerce/NOAA/NWS (retired).

g. rivera

And YES, Dr. Mariano most certainly should be a competitive candidate for Surgeon General! I will write my Senators, and US Representatives reg. her nomination.

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Rear Admiral Connie Mariano is being nominated for the position of Surgeon General. I am pasting a news account about her nomination

 

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An expert in executive and presidential health care, Dr. Mariano is a frequent speaker on the topics of care to VIPs, presidential disability, travel medicine, and optimizing quality of care. 

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CNN: SPECIAL INVESTIGATIONS UNIT

The First Patient: Health and the Presidency

Aired May 25, 2008 - 20:00   ET

by SANJAY GUPTA, CNN CHIEF MEDICAL CORRESPONDEN.

Dr Mariano participated in this coverage 

 
Dr. Mariano in her own words:
 

2006 National APAMSA Conference

October 6-8, 2006 Washington DC Metro Area at the

Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences

“Medicine: A Call to Service”

Keynote Speaker Dr. Connie Mariano

Source: http://www.apamsa.org/2006conference/index_files/Page488.htm

President Clinton promoted Dr. Mariano as rear admiral of the US Navy last June (2001). On that occasion, Dr. Mariano narrated how her Filipino family romanced their own American dream. "I am pleased to stand before you today as proof that Filipino-Americans in the Navy no longer must go through the kitchen, the back door or the garage,"

"I came to the White House by way of the kitchen," she said, brimming with pride. "I came from a family of Navy stewards. The first Mariano who served in the United States Navy joined in the 1920s. At that time and for many years thereafter, the only way Filipinos were able to serve in the Navy was as stewards. The Mariano men served with pride and accumulated a total of over 100 years of service among them."

''My father had served six admirals in their homes,'' Dr. Mariano said. ''So, 45 years later, for this to happen in my family is quite an honor.''

 

Dr. Mariano’s father retired as a master chef after serving 29 years. Dr. Mariano's four Filipino godfathers were also Navy master chefs.

To them, Dr. Mariano had this to say: "Thank you for reminding me daily that I owe my presence here to people like you and my father who paved the way. Thank you for never letting me forget about the qualities of kindness, silent service, loyalty and humility."

"The Navy meant many things to my family. It meant freedom from poverty, for my father's family was very poor. The Navy meant the opportunity to succeed. The Navy meant hope that one day your children would get an education and perhaps boldly dream of becoming physicians or naval officers. The Navy meant all the good things America had to offer," she said.

Dr. Mariano joined the White House Medical Unit after giving a strong answer in her job interview with Burton Lee III, MD, then chief physician to George H.W. Bush. "You know, Dr. Lee, it's payback time. I owe a lot to the United States. My father was from the Philippines. He was a poor man, and he joined the U.S. Navy. That gave him a career, and his kids went to school here. I owe so much to this country."

 During Clinton's presidency, Dr. Mariano fielded calls from fellow physicians trying to lend a hand. "Every doctor in the world loves to second-guess you. They'd see [the president] on television and call and say that he has whatever lesion they thought it was on his face. I'd say, 'How do you know that?' And they'd say, 'Well, I saw it on television.' "

"What others are saying about Dr. Connie"

 
President Clinton said he had qualms when Dr. Mariano, a member of the medical staff in the Bush administration, was proposed to be his full-time physician in the first months of his administration. "This woman's going to be poking around on me for eight years," Mr. Clinton said he thought at that time. He noted that she now has served in a stressful job longer than any other White House physician

Hillary Clinton personally thanked Dr. Mariano for her service to the American nation, "Our family loves you and we're grateful to you," Mrs. Clinton told Dr. Mariano in a ceremony tended for her last June (2001) Source: http://www.txtmania.com/articles/eleanor.php

Recently, the National Federation of Filipino American Associations honored Mariano for her remarkable achievements. "As the daughter of a former Filipino U.S. Navy steward, she (Dr. Mariano) is a living proof that no matter what a person's background is, we can aspire for top leadership positions in the U.S. government," the federation said.

Source: http://www.txtmania.com/articles/eleanor.php

For more than eight years, a Filipino-American has been making sure that the world's most powerful person is physically fit to do his work. Her name is Eleanor "Connie" Mariano, a 45-year-old physician and a top-ranking officer of the US Navy. http://www.txtmania.com/articles/eleanor.php (2001)

Maj. Gen (Ret) AFP Antonio Sevilla, PMA '74 " "the move to nominate you to the position of Surgeon General is not only right, but befitting. It is in line with this move that I cast my full & wholehearted support to you..count me in...anticipating for your favorable endorsement and selection as the next Surgeon General"
Source: e-mail to Dr. Mariano & M.E.Embry 4/4/2009

Dr. Marconi Dioso, author of the much acclaimed book "A Trilogy of Wars" "Please include me as one of the supporters for Dr. Connie Mariano's nomination to be Surgeon General of the United States"
Source: e-mail to M.E.Embry 4/5/2009

 

Romeo “Romy” Monteyro Vietnam War veteran USN; retired Colonel (AFP); columnist Philippine Mabuhay News;  legislative activist FilVets

"I have written a personal letter to Pres. Barack Obama to consider Admiral Connie Mariano for the position of Surgeon General…I hope what started as a flicker would soon catch fire and then turn into a great conflagration that will create a fiery whirlwind of enthusiastic support that will sweep retired Rear Admiral Eleanor “Connie” Mariano to the post of US Surgeon General  Source: Philippine Mabuhay News "Why?"

3/12/2009 RADM Eleanor Connie Mariano for Surgeon General
 

 

Feliciano Yapit, USAF (Ret); member VFW 4051
I am one of the Filipino-American of Colorado Springs communities joining for the campaign to the nomination of Dr. Mariano...most qualified...most deserving Source: letter to Sen Michael Bennet of Colorado 3/24/2009

.Aurora S. Cudal Executive Director Samahan Senior Center
San Diego, Califormia President, Council of Philippine American Organizations of San Diego County, Inc.(1997-98/2004-2005 I strongly concur with the nomination of Dr. Connie Mariano as US Surgeon General, for reasons already cited by those who nominated her earlier (source: e-mail to M.E.Embry 4/5/2009)
 

Mr. Nestor Palugod Enriquez, USN (Ret) online historian
She is well deserving, I followed her career in my website: 
 my daughter is an ER doctor and I just read this from her magazine (AMA news) & you can find it online. Dr. Mariano is pictured/featured..(source: e-mail to M.E. Embry 4/1/2009)

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