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Moneybomb for NRA-ILA

Discussion in 'Activism' started by Bartholomew Roberts, Jan 24, 2013.

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  1. Bartholomew Roberts

    Bartholomew Roberts Moderator Emeritus

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    I saw this on another forum and thought it was a good idea. Today Diane Feinstein and Joe Biden are going to try and argue why you need to be treated as a potential child-murderer. There will be an all out media blitz in support of that.

    Let's do what we can to make it a good day for the pro-RKBA group of our choice as well. If every NRA member sent just $10 to ILA (and you can't even buy a 20rd box of .223 or a magazine for $10 now), the ILA would go into 2014 with a lobbying budget of $42 million - almost twice what they spent in 2012 (and with which they helped 220 A-rated Reps get elected to the House). The ILA could use the cash to help make sure those Reps don't fold and to target those who would attack our civil rights.

    https://www.nraila.org/get-involved-locally/secure/donate.aspx

    And to do my part, I'll send $10 for myself and another $90 to cover 9 of you who cannot swing even $10 to protect your Second Amendment rights.
     
  2. Ryanxia

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    I've donated in the last month but when I tried to donate again two weeks ago I kept getting a server error (on two separate days on two separate computers). Hopefully next time I try it will go through.

    But yes, DONATE TO THE NRA-ILA! They need it now!
     
  3. Skribs

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    I'm sure we all have something we can sacrifice to send in some money. That next gun can wait a month until all your future purchases are secure. That range trip can be cancelled. That family night at the movies can be a family night in playing Risk or Monopoly (which, honestly, is better at strengthening relationships within a family...well if you're not a sore loser anyway). Eat Top Ramen for a week. Stop buying Starbucks coffee for a week. Don't buy that new Blu-Ray. For nerds like me, don't server transfer that World of Warcraft character.

    Alternatively, pick up some extra hours at work. Have your kids get a paper route to buy their toys so you can donate the money to NRA-ILA (hey, it'll teach them responsibility). Have a garage sale, sell some old junk (cleans your house) and donate half the proceeds (so you still get some cash) to the NRA-ILA.

    There is a lot of little things we can sacrifice for the cause.
     
  4. Ryanxia

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    Skribs, I definitely hear you on the WoW transfers. To think those dozen server/faction changes that could have gone to the NRA-ILA fund. :(
     
  5. bubbameat

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    I gave 100 bucks a few months ago. And will give more (maybe not as much). on the regular. Probably will make a month contribution.

    They should find a way for monthly auto donations. Lord knows I have a few of those on less noble causes.
     
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    A monthly auto-donation would be great.

    EDIT: Just suggest it to the NRA-ILA
     
  8. primalmu

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    I'll be making a donation as soon as the USPS gets an updated address from the organization that changed all the addresses out the road I live on. Right now the new address is being rejected because it can't be confirmed.
     
  9. Beren

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    Already done, and I agree, it was a great idea.
     
  10. Red Sky

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    Don't forget here that money spent joining a group like the GOA is also effective. While their lobbying efforts unilaterally are nowhere near as strong or efficient as the NRA's, more groups claiming large membership weight behind them will help a great deal in all of the groups' ability to pressure Congress.
     
  11. Ashcons

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    I donated $30 each to SAF, GOA, and NRA-ILA in December and I can probably swing something similar this month (tight budget). We already don't eat out, don't get to go shooting much, don't get to buy fancy new toys, but this fight is worth eating red beans and rice a few extra times this month :D
     
  12. orthophonic

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    Great idea to support those who work for our interests! There are so many who do not feel that we should have the rights guaranteed by our Constitution and if we do little or nothing, it will be us who are left out in the cold!
     
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    I sent in a $100 check today with the following note

    "Dear NRA representative,

    I am not wealthy, but I just started my first real professional job in my field. I value my freedom more than I value money, so please put this donation of $100 to work in defense of the Second Amendment.

    Sincerely,

    Goon"


    Then I xeroxed the note and the check. I plan to send copies of the note to my reps to prove I am serious, and specifically let them know I will donate that much to their opponents' campaign to help unseat them if they don't respect the Second Amendment.

    It's probably ill advised, but I am kinda pissed off about the whole thing.
     
  14. Dr.Rob

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    Good idea, I am spread THIN from donating this month but...
     
  15. Double Vision

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    I'm in, again. Thanks for the reminder.

    This fight is too big to go cheap now.
     
  16. w9trb

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    Sent a 100 I hope it helps...
     
  17. ole farmerbuck

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    Done again.:)
     
  18. 2nd 41

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    $25 from me and sending more asap.
     
  19. wow6599

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    Sent some more....
     
  20. w9trb

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    After I donated, I read the Feinstein bill. Then I emailed her, politely, and asked her to reconsider. Not that it will any good, but just so she (or her staff more likely) knows that she has awakened yet another 2A guy.
     
  21. Bolo

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    I have a monthly auto-pay to the NRA-ILA set up in my online banking. I set it up last year. I also sent them an additional donation for the recent upsurge in anti 2nd Amendment upsurge. They need the money.
     
  22. Silent Bob

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    Money is tight for me right now (it always is at the beginning of each year) but my goal is to keep sending money orders for $25.00 each week to NRA-ILA. It's not like I can spend it on ammo anyway!!!
     
  23. Bartholomew Roberts

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    There is a push to have a more organized version of this on February 18th (Washington's Birthday).

    So you may want to hold off, or you may want to chip in another $10 on the 18th. Your call. I am planning to donate again on the 18th myself.

    The main thing is that every little bit makes a difference. $10 may not seem like much; but with 4.2 million NRA members, it makes a big, big statement. You don't need to donate a lot of money or put yourself in financial jeopardy in order to help out at this important juncture.

    The more people who lend a hand and participate. The less each of us can give and still have a big impact.
     
  24. fxstchewy

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    Done........
     
  25. rikman

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    Upgraded to Endowment member last week and donated $25 just now to NRA-ILA.
     
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