Act Now or Forever Hold Your Peace

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Elizabeth Conley, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

    http://www.rlc.org/2011/06/18/get_the_tsas_paws_off_our_junk/

    It's a tipping point moment, when a moderate amount of effort now can result in incalculably large gains.

    PS: Will somebody with a sense of humor please alert the milquetoasts over at flyertalk? A few of 'em might have a tiny spark of initiative left in them.
     
  2. FetePerfection

    FetePerfection Founding Member Coach

    Thanks for this - I challenge every TUG member to write their own passionate letter to these five each in our own words, no copy and paste. On my to do list today!
     
  3. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    I'm not good at thinking on my feet when it comes to social interaction, so I prepared myself a script. Posting it here in case anyone finds it useful.

     
  4. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    Okay, called all of them and left messages.

    For those who are nervous about calling (I guess it's as good a time as any to spill it - I'm a high-functioning autistic, so initiation of human interaction is an extremely unintuitive and highly stressful thing to me), their staff were all very nice and a couple even agreed with the fact that it's an important human-dignity issue. The worst I can say is that one receptionist was just strictly-business and not overly enthusiastic. Still very polite and they all said they'd pass the message on ASAP. Craig Estes' receptionist mentioned that they'd been getting a lot of calls about it, so it looks like the heat is on.
     
  5. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

    I've placed my calls. All the receptionists have been gracious. It's no big deal.

    I'd send e-mails, but I think politicians are used to getting auto-generated form e-mails and aren't counting them as seriously as phone calls. I could be wrong about this of course. I encourage TUG members to do either/both.
     
  6. mikemey

    mikemey Original Member

    I don't live in Texas, how much good will it be for a NC resident to call?
     
  7. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    I once read that faxes were the best way to go because:

    A. They carry about as much weight as typed, printed and snail-mailed letters;
    B. They're easy to send and
    C. They get through faster than snail-mail because they don't have to go through evil terrorist boogeyman mail-bomb screening.

    I've been faxing my reps since I read that but the calling was definitely painless.

    Mikemey - I'm not from TX either but they seemed very receptive and promised to pass the message on. A couple asked me to repeat my name so they could make note of it (insert NFL jokes here). So I think they do plan on relaying the message. Worst case scenario, they round-file it. It may not help, but it can't hurt either.
     

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