If you have reached this web page and
like what you have read, then you should consider
helping to make a difference. Your involvement can
range from just a few minutes to taking a prominent
bullet—try to convince state legislators.
This is, of course, the heart of this Plan's marketing approach, and it is
usually quite easy to make an appointment through their assistant. Nationwide,
there are about 7,300 state legislators, so there are plenty to go around.
It will be best to start with your local state legislators. You can find who
they are and how to contact them by entering your zip code at
. Make sure you have
prepared and practiced what you want to say, have some appropriate brief handouts,
and in particular the summary pages, the
state support pages, and the
generic state bill.
Send us your comments,
critique, improvements, or whatever you want to say, using the
emails—try to get a chain started. If you wish, just
copy and paste the Summary including its
hyperlinks into your email.
(If your email are pure text, then you should write the link as text:
Write a few
comments on blogs to prompt others to think about this Plan. Link you blogs
to this site. You may insert text from this Plan provided you acknowledge
the source and provide appropriate
This site has an associated
blog for examples of proposed
Initiatives. To add a comment, you will be asked for a Google,
Microsoft, or Open ID to ensure that you have a valid
email address and that you are not a machine. If you want to add a proposed
initiative, you will asked to submit a draft to ensure you are not a
Plan to public service groups. Group meetings can get individuals to
support the Plan and may also cause the group itself to offer its support.
In other instance, a presentation to a local group can lead to a
presentation to regional meetings, etc.
U.S. congresspersons are unlikely
to support the Initiatives Amendment. Generally,
it will be
a waste of time and
effort to promote it to them.
The only way to pass the
Initiatives Amendment is through the States
using the second method of amending the
We have not started marketing to State
legislators, so we do not know how they will
respond to it. We need to fill this gap in knowledge before
developing a realistic campaign. In particular, we do not know if some
legislators may adopt it as a matter of
principle or even if it coincides with their
best interests. Nor do we know if legislators in
general will need a considerable amount of voter
pressure to encourage them to adopt it.
The campaign needs effective marketing material.
This site has been relatively uncompromising in
its focus on the details, which of necessity
means that it does not have the simplifications
needed for marketing. The Plan's
Executive Summary and
sections should prove useful in developing the
marketing materials, and an early
presentation is now available on the web site.
It is not feasible to transform this web site
into a marketing web site. It cannot be all
things to all people. Consequently, no marketing
web sites exist yet.
Moreover, since marketing involves different
skills, it is best that different people perform the marketing. In particular,
marketing often needs controversy and slogans to
get audience attention, which are incompatible
with this web site. An independent support group
would be a good option to run a marketing web
Blogging is an effective way to disseminate
basic information about the Plan. This has