Ed Ward, MDThe FACTS of the GRASSROOTS LOBBYING (GL) section of S1Sat Jan 20, 2007 14:16
The FACTS of the GRASSROOTS LOBBYING section of S1
There was a problem with removing this section. INDEED, the theory behind it was CORRECT, HOWEVER, the contribution levels for implementation WERE WAY TO SMALL. IE, Pulbic Citizen was for the GL section, AND IT MADE SENSE, just as removing it made sense. Many groups are being
passed off as GL that are getting MAJOR FUNDING FROM BIASED AGENDAS AND GROUPS. Public Citizen gave several examples of GL that had recieved from 1 to 20 million dollars by agenda orgs AND HAD A VALID POINT. As usual of those using truth to scam, instead of going after the groups
getting MILLIONS AND SHOULD HAVE TO COMPLY WITH SHOWING WHERE THEIR FUNDING IS COMING FROM (and can afford to do the BS being required to accomplish it), THEY LOWERED THE AMOUNT OF CONTRIBUTION LEVELS SO THAT SMALL GLs COULD NOT AFFORD TO COMPLY AND BE EFFECTIVE.
MORE SUCCINCTLY - THE GL SECTION WAS A GREAT IDEA, BUT THE LEVELS WERE SET WAY, WAY, WAY TO LOW. INSTEAD OF 25,000 PER QTR, IT WOULD HAVE BEEN A GOOD AND NEEDED IF THE LEVEL OF CONTRIBUTION WAS SET AT 250,000 PER QTR AND OVER 1 MILLION IN CONTRIBUTIONS PER YEAR. Unfortunately, there was no promotion of this aspect and the only major groups were
either for or against the GL section. The lesser of the 2 evils was against so that is what I helped push.
I hope this explains the mysteries of the GL section. GL section 25k BAD, GL section 250k (or a little higher) GOOD.
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