I got the polo shirts. Obtained the two Major General
stars. Put them on the J.A.I.L. polo shirt collar and headed for Montgomery
I took the letter to the Governor along with a copy of
J.A.I.L. for Alabama. I met with Don Woods, Constituent Staff and talked with
him about the J.A.I.L. and that I wanted the Governor's support to put this on
the 2006 Ballot in November. Nothing like getting pushy!
I then walked across the street to the State House and
again met with my Rep. Charles Newton. He has a lot of questions and concerns
(personally believe he was showing me he had looked it over and was just trying
to appease me). In any event, I gave him your phone number. He said it wasn't
written as a House Bill so it would all have to be re-worked. Told him
that was not a problem as long as they kept the J.A.I.L. intact.
Sure had people taking notes of me as I walked through the
halls. Tomorrow, I should have my business cards. Then I can make a trip through
those halls and pass out the cards to those I meet.
Nothing is going to happen in Alabama unless thousands of
JAILers are calling, writing and meeting with their Legislators. We need
to get the JAILers talking to their family, friends and sending e-mails out to
everyone they know. I have relatively few contacts. These Legislators need to
hear from their Constituents. HELP!
Ron, we had a good [radio] show that was informative. I will listen in
tomorrow to see if we sparked any kind of interest. I
really appreciate your help.
Major General Harold Sorensen
(Major General Sorensen, where's your photograph so we
can see what you look like? -Ron)