scouts-l Mail Archive for November of 1999: Re: Scouting and Politics
Cheryl Singhal (csinghal@CAPACCESS.ORG
Fri Nov 26 1999 - 13:23:04 CST
On Fri, 26 Nov 1999, (MAJ) Mike Walton (settummanque, the blackeagle) wrote:
> Chuck Bramlet wrote:
> >political in its aim. The statement of support, once signed, is
> >to be retured to the "Office of the Counsel", not mailed to Jere.
> Some political action committees do this, so that they can consolidate the
> forms and present one form with all of the signatures attached.
FWIW -- people who work in offices that receive such mail tell me that
one petition = 1 piece of paper in their counts. They do NOT care whether
one person or a hundred signed it, they received one mailing. Therefore, if
influence is wanted, Petitions or statements of opinion should ALWAYS be
mailed individually. [I've heard that from employees of a major
industry, of a TV network, and of course Congress.]
*THAT* being true, the only apparent reason for having the forms sent to
a central office is to collect names, addresses, and signatures of people
who AGREE with the stated position. This can only result in more junk
mail, more solicitations, and a Worse-Case-Scenario I wouldn't wish on
my worst enemy.
FWIW, as I said.