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Some Guy
12-28-2008, 11:56 AM
I was looking for a thread that may tell me who i can write to(politician), to get support for 2nd issues. I think there should be a sticky with a list of everything that every member here can (and should) do to ensure that we do all we can to be heard. If I missed a thread please direct me there, thanks

Paladin
12-28-2008, 12:31 PM
While not directly on point (re. particular politicians), if you want to know 16 things you can do to improve our 2nd A RKBA in CA, ck out the link in my sig line re that.

Paladin
12-28-2008, 12:51 PM
I was looking for a thread that may tell me who i can write to(politician), to get support for 2nd issues. I think there should be a sticky with a list of everything that every member here can (and should) do to ensure that we do all we can to be heard. If I missed a thread please direct me there, thanks
To contact the governor: http://gov.ca.gov/interact

To find your state senator, go to:
http://www.senate.ca.gov/~newsen/senators/senators.htp
and click on "Your Senator" in the column on the left. Their
homepage will have contact info.

To find your state assembly member, go to:
http://www.assembly.ca.gov/defaulttext.asp
and click on "Find My District" in the column on the left.
Then, click on "Member Directory" and find the assembly member
for your district. Their homepage will have contact info.

To contact the president, go to: http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/

To contact our U.S. senators (Feinstein and Boxer), go to:
http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm?State=CA
Their homepage will have contact info.

To contact your member of the U.S. House of Representatives, go to:
https://writerep.house.gov/writerep/welcome.shtml
Their homepage will have contact info.

More important than the above is to get on the CAl-erts system at CalNRA:
http://e-govmail.com/cgi-bin/subscribe.cgi?to=nramemberscouncils.com
http://calnra.com/
That way we act in concert and instead of our opponents feeling like they are standing in a rain shower (a bunch of independent people contacting them randomly), they feel like they are getting hit with water from a fire hose (focused political action)! Plus, CalNRA keeps on top of committees, subcommittees and other things that are impractical for us do w/the rest of our lives.

God Bless the NRA! (and I mean that)

Paladin
12-28-2008, 12:56 PM
More important than the above is to get on the CAl-erts system at CalNRA:
http://e-govmail.com/cgi-bin/subscribe.cgi?to=nramemberscouncils.com
http://calnra.com/
That way we act in concert and instead of our opponents feeling like they are standing in a rain shower (a bunch of independent people contacting them separately), they feel like they are getting hit with water from a fire hose (concerted political action)!I should mention that the CAl-erts are for CA 2nd RKBA legislation (governor, state senate, assembly).

For federal (president, US senators, and representatives), sign up for the NRA-ILA's email alert system at:
http://www.nraila.org/ActionCenter/

yellowfin
12-28-2008, 1:36 PM
Uh, perhaps the unasked or underemphasized part of his question is what do we do since we're practically orphaned when it comes to US Senate and Congress. Writing Boxer and Feinslime is about as likely to produce a pro gun vote as rubbing two rocks together to make gold. Write Oregon's senators instead?

Paladin
12-28-2008, 2:44 PM
Uh, perhaps the unasked or underemphasized part of his question is what do we do since we're practically orphaned when it comes to US Senate and Congress. Writing Boxer and Feinslime is about as likely to produce a pro gun vote as rubbing two rocks together to make gold. Write Oregon's senators instead?Registering to voting and voting are only 1 of the "16 things" in the list in my sig line.

Supporting the NRA's various branches gives them the funds to fight political (and legal) campaigns nationwide, esp ones where they'll have better chances to replace antis w/pros.

Supporting CalGuns Foundation will help us in our future legal fights right in CA.

Many things can be done to make a difference. For most of us, most of them require either time or money. I'm trying to spend more time earning money and less time on various gun forums (other than this subforum at CGN, I don't visit any others very often). I look forward to upgrading my NRA membership level once again after the new year (my birthday present to myself), and then to start supporting financially CGF w/small, regular amounts. Every $ counts, so I'm trying to waste fewer hours on forums and other things (I dumped the satellite/DVR/no cable, kept the DVD!).

Outta here until next weekend!