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March 16, 2006

Action Item Update

Today’s Downsizer-Dispatch . . .

The House vote on the “Online Freedom of Speech Act” has been delayed. But the need for pressure on Congress to pass this bill has not. The vote will still come soon. Send Congress a message in support of this legislation here.

REMEMBER:

The incumbent protection laws (campaign finance regulations) are due to be imposed on bloggers and webpage publishers. The mainstream media will be exempt from these burdens. The “Online Freedom of Speech Act” will preserve the Free Press rights of individuals, and place you on the same legal footing as the mainstream media. DC Downsizers have sent 16,158 messages to Congress in support of this legislation. More are needed. Add your voice. Send your message here.

IMPORTANT:

If you’ve already sent a message please add more pressure with a phone call. The toll-free number to call your representative is 877-762-8762. If you can’t get through, the Capitol Switchboard number is 202-225-3121.

YOU CAN SPEAK WITH A V.I.P.:

The Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) is a very important organization. They’re a “proof of concept” for what Downsize DC is trying to do. MPP has passed numerous bills protecting medical access to marijuana. They also sponsor our radio show, “The Downsize DC Conference Call.”

You can speak with Bruce Mirken, Communications Director of the Marijuana Policy Project, when Jim Babka interviews him on Sunday. Let’s show MPP some love and respect this Sunday. Listen to the show and call-in. We’ll share the call-in number and listening details closer to air time. Stay tuned and be ready to particpate.

THE TRUTH ABOUT THE NEW CAMPAIGN FUNDING BILL:

The Free-Market News Network has interviewed Jim Babka about the bill that would outlaw voluntary funding for political campaigns. You can hear the inerview here.

Please listen to the interview and then leave a comment. This is something you can do to promote Downsize DC that doesn’t cost money. The more comments there are on this interview, the more likely it is that there will be more such interviews. Thanks!

YOU CAN MEET JIM BABKA IN FLORIDA:

Date: March 24th — just 8 days from now!
Event: LP of Florida Convention
Location: Embassy Suites in Baco Raton
Details here: www.lpf2006.org

There’s much more news to report, but I’ve detained you long enough. For all the good news be sure to check-out the Downsize DC blog.

Thanks for being a DC Downsizer.

Perry Willis
Communications Director
DownsizeDC.org, Inc.

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