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NMA Boycotts Washington State The National Medical Association has pulled its 2001 annual convention out of Seattle to protest an antiaffirmative-action initiative approved by Washington State voters in November. The boycott deprives Seattle of an estimated $5.7 million in meeting-related revenues.

The NMA's cancellation costs are running into the high five figures, says Gary C. Dennis, MD, president of the Washington, D.C.based NMA. "We refuse to support the economies of communities

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