Saturday, January 23, 2010

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Media Outreach

[Note: As always any sample messages, letters, etc. that we provide are just that, “samples.” The samples are just what we’re sending out from this end and you are strongly encouraged to use your own judgment, voice and perspectives. Our prose, tone and approach can always be improved upon and quite frankly a good mix of perspectives is better than following our samples verbatim. We’re not the most reverent and that may or may not be good (we’re just expressing one opinion among almost a 1000 different member opinions). We don’t do messaging for the group (nor do we aspire to) or ever speak for the group, but instead merely facilitate our members’ ability to speak at once for more power and volume. If you’re a “professional communicator” or would like to help with recruiting, research, administration, etc. shoot us a note and we’ll be happy to get you involved. There is no lack of work to be done.]


Editor-n-chief, go to box at bottom of page (2,000 characters max) make copy of the 2000 characters you write, hit send.

Go to page link below and repeat the exercise above by clicking on 10 or so contact points under the Editorial heading and pasting the 2000 characters you have copied.

[Sample Politico Message for links above]

Why is it that Politico is failing to report and speak for almost 90 percent of your readership that support passage of HR3149: The Equal Employment for All Act? In short, the legislation that is already law in Hawaii, would make it illegal for an employer to use an American’s personal credit report are criteria for hiring and firing. Wall Street greed ruined the economy along with millions of Americans’ personal credit reports, yet they are rewarded with billions of dollars in bonuses - while “the people” pay for their greed by being locked out of the workforce. That’s just un-American, workplace discrimination and a gross invasion of the peoples' privacy.

HR3149 is the best kept secret in Washington and virtually no one in America even knows the legislation exists because of the corporate PACs and lobbyists are in the pockets of Congress and apparently muzzling our so called “free press.” Please investigate the money trail and shine the light on HR3149 and who’s behind the stalling tactics.

The people need to know the legislation exists so they can decide and make their voices heard.

[End Sample Politico Message for links above]


[See Sample Letter Below (after following links) for the Remainder of Media Outlets below]

Click on Politico link below and select “Story Tips”



[Sample Letter for Media Outlets Above]

As a regular reader, it’s clear that you cover the big political picture such as the outrageous bonuses of $150 billion being paid out on Wall Street. You also do a great job of reporting the dismal numbers resulting directly from Wall Street’s greed, such as 7.2 million lost jobs and 15.3 million Americans currently unemployed.

Why is it then that you’ve given zero attention and coverage whatsoever to the human suffering behind those numbers via workplace discrimination based upon Americans’ personal credit reports? By your silence you’re condoning this horrible workplace discrimination of your fellow Americans?

HR3149: The Equal Employment for All Act that would alleviate this egregious form of discrimination has sat stalled in the House Financial Services Committee since July. It’s obviously being stalled by corporate PACs and their lobbyists, but journalists by oath are supposed to be above being muzzled. Why then can’t we depend on you to follow the corporate money trail and report the truth behind the stalling tactics in Congress?

What value do you deliver in reporting the horrible numbers without helping to alleviate the suffering by reporting on a solution? By simply allowing highly qualified Americans to work, instead of locking them out of the workforce via unfair discrimination, you’ll take millions off the current rolls of the unemployed overnight. That saves the taxpayers money, reduces the ever burgeoning Federal deficit and corrects an absolutely horrible WRONG! With this common sense solution as a backdrop, why is HR3149 not part of the so called “jobs bill” now being debated in the Senate (that will cost billions more in tax dollars)? Why is it that when a jobs solution is absolutely FREE to the taxpayer it gets no coverage? Is it only a good “jobs idea” when Congress can use a bill to enrich more of their friends somehow at taxpayer expense?

In case you missed the message sent during the recent MA Senate election - it’s jobs and the economy that “the people” care about first and foremost. The anger at Wall Street is about their greed destroying the economy and the personal credit reports of millions of Americans while they collect billions of dollars in bonuses. It’s WRONG!

I’m confident that since 90 percent of your readers are just like me, they demand that you expose the money trail behind the stalling of HR3149. Passage of HR3149 is paramount to our nation’s economic recovery and demands your attention. Please answer to the demands of your readership by helping to expose the money trail and those responsible for the stalling of HR3149.

[End Sample Letter for Media Outlets listed above]

Remember to Work All Your Media Outlets
Don’t forget to work your local media outlets in your geographic area such as newspapers, blogs, TV stations, etc. and remember to post comments on web boards and articles along with our FB group URL at (or simply type hr3149 into FB search) and our e-mail address Every effort you make counts to grow our voice via our group and to expose HR3149 to the American public. Once they know about HR319 “the people” will get it passed.

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