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Lobby for Burma for free
- Subject: Lobby for Burma for free
- From: frdc@xxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Thu, 10 Aug 1995 07:12:00
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Here is a wonderfully subversive way of lobbying for Senator Mitch
McConnell's Free Burma Act (S1092) at corporate expense.
Thanks to Reid Cooper at OPIRG Carleton for discovering this message.
> > To: Multiple recipients of list WMST-L <WMST-L@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > I hope this does not go beyond the bounds of this list, but it is valuable
> > information, requiring neither reply nor reproach.
> > Detrich
> > =============================================
> > Date: Fri, 4 Aug 1995 21:10:26 -0700
> > [from] Mike Cole <mcole@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Subject: 1-800 to Congress: Paid for by Exxon (fwd)
> > Date: Mon, 31 Jul 1995 22:34:44 -0600 (MDT)
> > [from] kevin john geiger <geigerk@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Subject: Voice displeasure to Congress at Exxon's expense
> > Hello all,
> > . . . I thought it is important and there could be
> > considerable interest on this list.
> > Exxon Corporation has set up/paid for a 1-800 line to
> > contact US Senators. It is under the auspice of a group
> > that wants to refine the environmental laws and the
> > regulatory tendency of US environmental policy. The thing
> > to remember is that EXXon is paying. Anyway, a small group
> > in Boulder has been trying to get this number out to the
> > other side, if Exxon is providing we shall take. They pay
> > the bill but the caller is simply connected to the office of
> > a US Senator.
> > 1) Dail 1-800-444-1555
> > 2) They will give you a short recorded message.
> > 3) Follow instructions if you have a touch tone phone,
> > public ones work best and they have other advantages. :>
> > 4) Enter a zip code...they ask for yours but it doesn't
> > have to be...it can be any in the US.
> > 5) Make a choice of the elected politician's office you
> > want to be connected to.
> > 6) When the staff person answers you are set to discuss the
> > proposed environmental reform regulations, OR ANY OTHER
> > ISSUE YOU WANT!
> > Couple of tricks...we found they limit the number of calls
> > to 3 from each number. Solution: public phones are
> > everywhere...enjoy Exxon's corporate attempt to influence
> > "grassroots democracy".
> > Kevin
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