Changes to 26 USC for Legalization
- Hear Ye, Hear Ye. To all 4211 members of this forum that have kahunas bigger than a garden pea (ladies excepted). The members who have posted that they will actually send the propopsed legislation to their respective Congresspersons is so far sad at best (2). If you are afraid of the Redcoats, I understand. If you are afraid of the data collectors, you are probably too late. Since we are such an anonymous community, we need a way to keep track of the activity to get the word out. Here is my deal. If you send our proposal to your congressional representative, please post the name, email address and date of your correspondence. I will keep track of all the correspondence by name (not your name, the name of the congressional rep), date, email address and state only . Without your permission, your name - real or fictitious- will never be used other than to respond on this forum. If you don't want to post it on this forum, send it to me at allibugger@.... I will delete and delete all references to your email address. And NO, I am not an agent of TTB, ATF or any such crap. So far I have been told that members in Virginia and California have sent the proposed legislative changes to their congressional representatives.
I know many will say I am naive, but if you don't want your name publicized by the congressional staff, put a statement on your cover letter that due to sensitivity of this proposal, you request that your name not be made public. I suspect most of our representatives will respect that. Please send those requests today.
- John et al.,
Sorry guys but I never got permission from the moderator to post this spreadsheet. You will have to get it the from the Brewhaus forum, Legalization, Tracking File for Legislators.
The latest update is today. Since this post we have added Texas, Kentucky and Illinois. We need someone to contact Senator Robert C. Casey, Senator of Pennsylvania. He just said he was pushing to lower the tax rate on small breweries in Pittsburgh and across the country. See my post on the Brewhaus forum; Legalization, Goal #2.
I may be contacted personnaly at allibugger@.... We are starting to roll - let's keep the ball moving. Thanks. Alli
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "tgfoitwoods" <zymurgybob@...> wrote:
> I sure wouldn't object.
> Zymurgy Bob, a simple potstiller Making Fine Spirits
> --- In email@example.com, "jsducote" wrote:
> > Alli,
> > Would you object to posting (or uploading to the files area) your
> spreadsheet of who has been contacted and what their response has been
> (favorable/unfavorable/unresponsive)? I think it might be helpful in
> establishing a sort of domino effect if the supportive congresspersons
> are used to help influence others.
> > Would anyone object if it were posted/updated monthly? Or are
> quarterly updates more appropriate?
> > -john
> > --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "allibugger" allibugger@ wrote:
> > >
> > > Well folks we are making progress. Congressional representatives
> have been contacted in California, Florida, Massachusetts, North
> Carolina Texas and Virginia. Now is a great time to check your
> congressmans/womens websites - they may be doing townhalls in your
> neighborhood while they are out for the August break. Go to the
> attached link for copies of the proposed legislation, a great power
> point presentation and information on how to contact your congressional
> folks. Thanks for your help. Email or post questions.
> > > Alli
> > > http://www.brewhaus.com/Legalize-Hobby-Distilling.aspx
> > >