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ACLU Letter

Discussion in 'Activism' started by scbair, Aug 23, 2008.

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  1. Galen

    Galen Member

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    Duke and hso,

    Thank you for the feedback.

    I don't know if I would call it technical or not. When I read Justice Stevens opening paragraph on the dissent it seams he makes it VERY clear that the 2nd Amendment is an individual right.

    I do believe it if fare to paraphrase the dissenting Justices opinion as "It's an individual right but..."


    I have another paragraph that I am thinking of adding asking the ED to contact me for further discussion. I'll add that in the next draft after I see what kind of feedback I get on this.
     
  2. Second Amendment Liberal

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    nice, OP. I wrote them a letter myself in the past but all I got back was "please visit our website to learn about the ACLU" or some such BS PR response.
     
  3. ilbob

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    Good point. Most of the time the guys running the fund raising at these places are not really tied in closely with the people actually running things. The NRA is that way too, as are most groups that have more or less permanent professional money raising sides to them.

    I would suggest addressing the letter to some specific person, not necessarily the president or executive director. BOD members come to mind. If people at different levels of the organization start getting heat about this, it will make more of a difference than if it is directed toward the professional fund raisers who could care less just who they are raising money for.

    If they get five or ten thousand fund raising appeal letters back saying "not interested because of your bizarre stance on the 2A", it will make a difference.
     
  4. HIcarry

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    Use their website's "contact us" feature and ask someone to send info via snail mail about joining. That way it appears as if the ACLU solicited you for the donation when you include the donation/membership request with the letter to the ED as discussed in previous posts.

    Just for fun, you might print out the followinng and include that as well:

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2008/4/21/19133/5152

    "Why Liberals Should Love the Second Amendment"
     
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    Putting a bunch of washers in the envelope sees that it arrives postage due.
     
  6. hso

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    We've already determined that such tactics don't work for large organizations because their mail is screened and out of spec mail is dumped at no cost to them.
     
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