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June 25, 2007

Vote coming?

Today’s Downsizer Dispatch . . .

Quote of the day:

“Prediction is very difficult, especially if it’s about the future.” — Niels Bohr

Subject: Vote coming on immigration bill?

It’s hard to predict, but the Senate may vote on the immigration bill this week. If that happens the key to the outcome is likely to be the amendment process. Some proposed amendments are good and some are bad. Some may make passage more likely, some may be poison pills. We must . . .

Act now to promote the best outcome.

This bill will be expensive and ineffective. It will achieve the goals of neither those who oppose immigration, nor those who favor it. It is exactly the kind of thing a political process usually produces — a mess.

The best outcome would be for the bill to die. But, if that result cannot be achieved then the second best result would be to remove any new federalized electronic identity schemes that would tend to ensnare U.S. citizens far more than the migrants.

Toward that end, please send another message to your Senators. Focus on one or both of the following points . . .

* Any amendment creating Biometric Social Security cards must be defeated
* Amendment #1236, stripping electronic background checks for employment, must be passed

You can send your message here.

We would also encourage you to continue lobbying to have the upcoming Republican debate in Iowa include Congressman Ron Paul, who has been excluded because of his opposition to the war. The debate will happen in just five days, so time is short.

You can send your debate message here.

We are also starting our month-end countdown to make budget for June. Any contribution made over the next five days will be matched by the contribution of another generous DC Downsizer, up to $1,500 — so any contribution you make now will COUNT DOUBLE.

You can contribute here.

We would also remind you that . . .

The Producers of “9/11 Press for Truth” have given us permission to post the video on our website, where you can watch it, and make your own evaluation of it for free. The video is posted here.

If you would like to have a “9/11 Press for Truth” DVD mailed to your home, here’s how to get it . . .

If you’re an existing monthly credit card pledger in good standing as of June 15, 2007, all you have to do is increase your monthly pledge by at least $1, and we’ll send one to you.

If you’re NOT an EXISTING monthly credit card pledger then you can start a monthly credit card pledge of at least $6, or make a one-time credit card donation of $35 or more, and we’ll send you the DVD. (Sorry, for technical reasons we cannot make this offer for PayPal pledges or donations).

You can make your contribution here.

Thank you for being a DC Downsizer.

Perry Willis
Communications Director
DownsizeDC.org, Inc.

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