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Re: [owcp] Going public v. working within the system

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  • FourDirect@aol.com
    Kevin, Oh, I d love to see the draft and I m sure I d sign it. I think that going the route you re going is well worth it. I m just tired, that s all. Nancy
    Message 1 of 4 , Jun 23, 2005
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      Kevin,

      Oh, I'd love to see the draft and I'm sure I'd sign it. I think that going the route you're going is well worth it. I'm just tired, that's all.

      Nancy
    • Janice Williams
      Jan Williams ... Kevin, Please send me a copy of the letter. I m sure I ll agree and sign it. Jan
      Message 2 of 4 , Jun 23, 2005
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        Jan Williams

        > There seems to be two camps in this group: one that favors working
        > within the system and another that favors going public. I
        > personally think that's great. One course of action doesn't
        > preclude the other, and trying to effect change on two fronts may be
        > the most effective strategy in the long run.
        >
        > As I mentioned to Jan, why not invite your media contacts to join
        > this group? That will give the investigative journalists a flavor
        > for our group, the obstacles that we face individually and together,
        > etc. If they see a story here, I'm sure that they will go with it.
        >
        > I hesitate to say that I prefer one course of action over the other,
        > but I am more comfortable working within the system. I don't want
        > to deal with the executive branch any more than possible, but I'm
        > prepared to inform the legislative branch of our plight and ask for
        > assistance with OWCP.
        >
        > A question for those of you who want to go public: Would you be
        > willing to look at the letter that I drafted, give me some brief
        > feedback, and tell me if you'd be willing to sign it? Thank you.
        >
        > Kevin
        >
        > --- In owcp@yahoogroups.com, "Nancy" <fourdirect@...> wrote:
        >
        >> Dear All (especially Kevin),
        >>
        >> I am thrilled that you are so energetic and still optimistic and
        > we should continue in this vein
        >> for now. But, having worked my butt off in the 1980's for change
        > and really not getting anywhere,
        >> I just feel that the most efficient use of energy is to get this
        > out in a public forum. I'd love
        >> to get it all on 60 Minutes and when I feel better I will pursue
        > what I can in that way. I just
        >> can't and don't want to work with the system anymore (except to
        > get my bills paid). I guess I am
        >> jaded and worn out but still not beaten by them.
        >>
        >> I did have a woman at NBC who came to ME a couple of years ago and
        > wanted to air a piece but she
        >> needed some numbers and people beside myself. That was part of the
        > reason I wanted to connect and
        >> see who else is out here. I think we have numbers and heartrending
        > stories and good people who
        >> still believe in goodness and moving ahead with our lives.
        >>
        >> I'm not saying that trying to get systemic change isn't good, I'm
        > just weary.
        >>
        >> Heidi, did you make your New England move? If you're ever
        > interested we can phone chat at some
        >> point about life as we had planed a year ago. My home email is:
        > fourdirect@... if you are
        >> interested.
        >>
        >> Anyway gang, I'll keep doing what I'm doing.
        >>
        >> Best to all,
        >> Nancy
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        Kevin,
        Please send me a copy of the letter. I'm sure I'll agree and sign it.

        Jan
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