Option 2: Just a little more detail, go down to "[COPY EVERYTHING BELOW HERE]" select everything below starting with the word “Force” and stop before the words “[STOP COPYING HERE],” copy it and past it into your e-mail program and skip down to Step 3. Need more help? Follow steps 1 and 2 below.
Option 3: Keeping our promise to make this easy for everyone use the following
Step 1: Copy the text (words) and links you’ll need for your e-mail campaign by using your cursor, (that arrow pointer thing) to highlight everything after this point down to where it stays “STOP COPYING HERE” Basically place your cursor in front of the word “Force” in the top line below, press your left mouse button down and hold it down, then move your cursor down the page until everything below is highlighted and you reach the point just above the words “STOP COPYING HERE” Then hit (depress) your Ctrl (Control) key and hold it down, while your Ctrl key is still depressed (held down) hit (depress) the letter “C.” Assuming you did this correctly you will now have a copy of everything below ready to paste into your e-mail program such as Outlook, Hotmail, etc.
Step 2: Open a blank, new message and place your cursor at the top of the body section and click once. Then hit (depress) your Ctrl. key and keep it held down, while it is still held down, hit (depress) your “V” key. At that point everything below should magically appear in your e-mail program. OMG! We just made something absolutely simple consume two paragraphs and sound like rocket science. Nonetheless, this was the best we can do, we don’t write how to manuals for a living, thank Goodness! If the above didn’t work for you, try this link http://www.webmasternow.com/copyandpaste.html and if that doesn’t work for you, please don’t call us, we don’t have a technical support hotline. Only as the last resort, send us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the words “Start My Blast” in the subject line and wait for your blast to show up. Then you can simply add your comments and forward. Anything for the cause . . . almost!
Step 3: Copy the line “Force Congress to Post their Personal Credit Reports Online” and paste it into your subject box. (It’s of course a good idea to review and do some format clean up on what you pasted just in case something didn’t translate well.)
Step 4: Select All (or whomever you choose) from your e-mail addresses and hit send.
[COPY EVERYTHING BELOW HERE to paste into your e-mail program]
Subject: Force Congress to Post their Personal Credit Reports Online
IMPORTANT! FORWARD THIS E-MAIL TO EVERY U.S. CITIZEN!
Spend just 10 minutes of your time NOW or risk getting locked out of the workforce FOREVER – it’s YOUR decision? Your members of Congress are stalling the passage of HR3149: The Equal Employment for All Act that would make it illegal for employers to use YOUR personal credit report for hiring and firing. Such a practice is un-American, discrimination and a gross invasion of YOUR privacy. Until the bill is passed, use the following links to force your members of Congress to post their personal credit report on their websites - so they can feel YOUR pain and indignation during this, the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. Since Congress seems to think it’s fair for YOU to be forced to turn over YOUR personal credit report in order to work – we believe it’s only fair them to turn over their personal credit report in order to work for YOU . . . DEMAND WORKPLACE JUSTICE!
Just follow these 3 quick simple steps:
1) You’ll need to have your full 9 digit zip code handy. Use the following link to look it up if you don’t already know it.
2) Contact YOUR member(s) in the House of Representatives:
Simply click on the link above and follow the steps, select your state, enter your full 9 digit zip code, click “contact my representative,” answer the stupid security question, plug in your personal information, paste in the sample message you will find below and hit “send message.”
3) Contact YOUR Senator(s):
Simply click on the link above, choose your state, choose your senator(s), go to their website(s) and navigate their maze looking for “contact info.” then follow their steps, copy and paste in the sample message below, hit send.
While I don’t believe your personal credit report is any of my business or has any bearing whatsoever on your qualifications and ability to work for me . . . YOU apparently disagree. Otherwise you would have passed HR3149: The Equal Employment for All Act by now - instead of stalling it. Since you're on my payroll and will be on it even after you leave office for as long as you live . . . I demand that you post your personal credit report on your website for my review until HR3149 is passed.
I’m well aware of the millions of dollars being sent your way by corporations fighting against passage of this critical legislation, as well as their heavy-handed lobbying behind closed doors. Surly, even in Washington, you watch the news and realize that we’re in the midst of the worst economic disaster since the Great Depression? Why then would you condone such blatant discrimination and invasion of someone’s personal privacy when millions of Americans are suffering? It’s just WRONG to lock highly qualified American workers out of the workforce forever with no way for them to ever pick themselves up - by getting a job or changing to a better paying job. Since 90% of Americans believe this discrimination is a horrible injustice, surly even someone in Washington can see the injustice as well?
I simply ask that you respond to me, your employer, and the millions upon millions of Americans you are suffering - instead of the millions of dollars Congress is receiving from corporate PACs and pressure from lobbyists. You were elected to serve your constituents and the American people, NOT corporate money, please do the job you were elected to perform by passing HR3149 NOW!
Until then, since I’m your employer I expect to see your personal credit report posted upon your website. In writing you and demanding justice, I certainly mean no disrespect, but respect for the American worker during these difficult economic times is ZERO! If “we the people” have no right to privacy and protection from workplace discrimination - neither should you. After all, Congress is supposed to work for us! I’m sure you agree and will promptly post your personal credit report to your website . . . “we the people” will be watching and BTW we’ll be voting soon as well.
PLEASE DO NOT LET THIS E-MAIL DIE! WE HAVE NO CORPORATE MONEY BACKING US AND THE SO CALLED “FREE PRESS” IS BEING MUZZLED BY THEIR CORPORATE HANDLERS. WHILE YOU MAY BE SITTING ON EASY STREET, MILLIONS OF YOUR FELLOW AMERICANS ARE SUFFERING UNDER THIS HORRIBLE INJUSTICE. AT LEAST ALLOW THEM THE OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE THEIR SAY IN WASHINGTON BY PASSING THIS E-MAIL ALONG. THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP!
JOIN OUR GROUP on Facebook at http://groups.to/h.r.3149/ (or type hr3149 onto FB search and you’ll find us) or via e-mail at: email@example.com by placing “Sign Me Up” in the subject line of your e-mail. This grassroots political outreach was brought to you by the HR3149 Political Action Group. We’re 100% non-partisan and are funded by no group or person. It’s a brand new concept we’re introducing in Washington called “democracy” by the people not corporate PACs.
For more information on HR3149, visit one of the links below:
The basics of the pending legislation
Basis of our platform for passage
Need help with the copying and pasting part?
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PLAN B) Don’t feel comfortable being the initiator of your e-mail blast? Or maybe you’re just computer challenged? That’s quite all right, we’re so committed to this endeavor and so positive it will work if only you’ll participate, that we’ll even do 99% of the work for you. Just send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and VERY PROMINIENTLY IN THE SUBJECT LINE type “Start My Blast.” We in turn will open the e-mail, paste your e-mail address into a new e-mail and send you a ready to roll, fully formatted initial e-mail to get you started. Then all you have to do is open the e-mail, add your personal “I’m doing this so should you” type comments, hit “select all” your e-mail addresses and hit send. Anyone that had an excuse for not participating - we just removed it ;-) We understand fully if this is the route you take, don’t feel the least bit guilty . . . shoot us your “Start My Blast” e-mail and we’ll get you started. We’re on your team! (And NO! we won't sell or share your e-mail address with anyone on this planet unless we're water boarded.)