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[registrars] Corresponding with Congress.

At 12:36 28-06-99 -0400, Ross Wm. Rader wrote:
>Excellent suggestion.
>With that in mind, I would like to initiate the composition of such a
>letter. Does the group have any substantial comments they would like

Dear Ross:  Excellent thought.  Andrew and Louis may also have some 
thoughts on the composition.

The proper way to write a letter to a Senator is as follows:

The Honorable (full name)
United States Senate
Washington, DC  20510

Dear Senator (last name):

To a Representative:

The Honorable (full name)
United States House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515

Dear Representative (last name):

Members can find the names of their Senators and Representatives by going 
to the Senate and the House web sites.  (Perhaps someone will look up the 
URL and post it for us;-)  Figuring the districts can be a problem without 
a map of the State showing the districts.  Some times you can figure from 
the names of the cities where they have offices *in* their Districts.

I have a free booklet from the Federal Voting Assistance Program.  That 
agency is tasked with supporting absentee votes under the "Uniformed and 
Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA)".  For a copy, call 
800-438-VOTE (8683).

A much more comprehensive list is available from the U.S. Chamber of 
Commerce (COCUSA), "Grassroots Action Information Network (GAIN)", TEL: 
202-463-5604, FAX: 202-463-3190.  Single copies up to nine copies, $17.00 
each plus $2.25 postage ($14.00 for COCUSA members).


>----- Original Message -----
>From: Robert F. Connelly <rconnell@psi-japan.com>
>To: Ross Wm. Rader <ross@ebarn.com>
>Cc: <rforman@register.com>; Len <len@isdi.com>; <registrars@dnso.org>
>Sent: Monday, June 28, 1999 12:27 PM
>Subject: Re: [registrars] Is this going to far or what??
> > At 11:47 28-06-99 -0400, Ross Wm. Rader wrote:
> > >Len and I have had some discussions on this in the past.
> > >
> > >Although there has been limited feedback from the rest of the
> > >concerning a public information campaign, we (TUCOWS) are fully prepared
> > >take part in the process. I believe that the big question is what level
> > >activism does ICANN and the DNSO deem appropriate for our constituency.
> > >Obviously there will need to be a high level of cooperation and
> > >between the various groups to ensure that our efforts are not working at
> > >cross purposes.
> >
> > Dear Ross:
> >
> > What is needed is for U.S. nationals *in the U.S.* (or with voting
> > addresses in the U.S., like Jane, Duane and I) to write to our Senators
> > Representative stating that we fully support and endorse the transfer of
> > authority from the USG to ICANN.  We need to neutralize the efforts of
> > Representative Bliley.
> >
> > BobC
> >
> >
> > >Does anyone have any idea what our next step should be to organize this?
> > >
> > >-RWR

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