DownsizeDC.org
December 3, 2005
Big News & Action Items & Media Announcements
By Perry Willis
Today's Downsizer-Dispatch... Friends, We have our monthly message from Ian Bernard of Free Talk Live (below). I will be on his show tonight (Saturday) as well as The Harry Browne Show, both heard at GCNLive.com. See that site for details. On those programs, as well as on the show I host on Sundays (also at GCNLive.com), I will be making a big DownsizeDC.org announcement. It will be the first big news of 2006 for DownsizeDC.org -- an exciting new development. I'll also be plugging the new blog at DownsizeDC.org, as well as encouraging people to act to stop the Patriot Act. ACTION ITEM: When it comes to the Patriot Act, we have a chance, however slim, to stop it. Democrats are trying to stop a vote to renew provisions of the Patriot Act, and if they succeed these provisions will sunset. They will die. They will be no more. There are also new provisions of the Patriot Act that will never take effect if no vote is held. Right now, the Democrats see a chance to win public support by opposing the Patriot Act. Let's encourage the Democrats to keep blocking a vote on the new and renewed Partiot Act. And tell the Republicans to join them. Help encourage all involved to let this issue die. Now, as I said, the chances may be slim. But the odds are the best we've had during this entire process. Despite the opposition of more than 392 local governments and seven state governments, not only has the Patriot Act extension rolled through with barely a change, it has expanded. But a brokered deal that was supposed to pass before Thanksgiving collapsed. This is our first ray of hope to stop this horrible law. Congress comes back into session December 12. The provisions that are set to sunset, do so on December 31. So, pour it on.
  1. Use our Electronic Lobbyist System to tell your Represenative and Senator to let the sunsetting portions of the Patriot Act die.
  2. Then, if you want to take further action, use the phone number provided with their contact informaton (you must be logged in). Call and say your name and city, and tell them you want to leave a message opposing the Patriot Act.
CHECK OUT the new DownsizeDC.org/blog. Media announcements, like my appearance on the three aforementioned shows will be posted there. And there's a bunch of other good news there as well. Bookmark the blog page and make it part of your daily Internet reading. The good news there will pick you up! Next up, the monthly Free Talk Live message, Jim Babka President DownsizeDC.org, Inc. ********** DC Downsizers, America's most pro-Liberty talk show, Free Talk Live, is celebrating its first year of syndication! We're now on the air in over 10 markets, including major ones like Indianapolis and Portland! This also means that Downsize DC radio ads are now running in over 10 markets!! Now to the voting. Last month we started strong at 1st place, but finished the month at 6th. That's not bad considering it was 6th out of 10,000+ but we can do better! The voting process is so simple because every day we're #1, we get new listeners coming across Downsize DC. If you voted last month, you may now vote again! You must have a legitimate email address to vote. It is fast and easy! Here's what to do:
  • Goto Vote.FreeTalkLive.com
  • Enter your email. Click "Vote Now!" (Leave a comment if you wish.)
  • You'll be sent a confirmation email.
  • Open it, and click the link inside.
  • Thanks for your help! (Forward the link to your friends, and tell them about the show!)
Here's an option for people who don't mind an extra step or have trouble getting the confirmation emails. You can register for a free username with PodcastAlley.com, then all you have to do is vote when you're logged in, and there will be no more confirmation emails needed! Thank you for your help, and don't hesistate to contact me with questions, Ian Bernard Host, Webmaster - freetalklive.com ian@freetalklive.com.
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