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Michigan PRB-1 Call to Action (Copied from E-mail)

11/02/2014 09:13 | Jim Baksa (Administrator)

October 30, 2014

IMPORTANT NOTICE - CALL TO ACTION

Michigan Hams: This is our time to get this done. Get this information to your friends and to your radio club. Unless your next club meeting is in the next week, don't wait for the next meeting - Send the information out in an email, make phone calls, and make every effort to get the maximum number of letters to the members of the House Energy and Technology Committee. Be creative and GET OUT THE VOTE!!

We can do this!

PRB-1 UPDATE

To the hams of Michigan:

Here is an important update from our State Government Liaison, Ed Hude, WA8QJE on the status of the PRB-1 project here in Michigan. 

In September, 2014, Senator Nofs and the members of the Senate Energy and Technology Committee unanimously reported SB 0493 favorably to the Committee of the Whole. The Senate held the third reading of the bill on October 22, 2014 and the Senate passed the bill unanimously.

Now our bill is heading to the House of Representatives for their consideration. It is expected that the bill will be assigned to the Energy and Technology Committee in the House and it is time for our membership to communicate with the Chairman and the members of the Committee.

This is where I need your help. I am asking that each and every one of you contact the Committee Chair and the Committee Members of the House Energy and Technology Committee to encourage them to take action on this bill.

 

This communication can be best done by email. Below the attached sample message is a listing of the Chairman and members of the committee and their House website where you can cut and paste your letter on their website or their email address where you can use your word processor to generate your letter. It is acceptable for anyone to send a note to all of the Committee Members, even if you don’t live in his or her district. Just make sure that your subject line is “House Energy and Technology Committee”. That will get the necessary attention.

The following is a suggestion as to what to include in your message.

If you deviate from this message, please be respectful and communicate in a professional tone. Please be sure to carbon copy or “cc:” both myself and our Section Manager Larry Camp, WB8R.

You do not need to be a licensed operator to send this message.  Even your spouse can send a separate message. (Just be sure to not place a call sign in the signature)

Let’s work together and keep this moving forward!!! Thank you.

Ed, WA8QJE

EMAIL MESSAGE EXAMPLE:

SUBJECT:  House Energy and Technology Committee and SB 0493

Representative   ___________,

I am asking that you please give consideration to scheduling SB 0493 for review and passage within the House Energy and Technology Committee.  Senate Bill 0493, if passed, will recognize the Federal Communications Commission pre-emption of PRB-1. This will help all licensed Amateur Radio Operators across the State of Michigan, especially in the times of needed emergency communications.  Your assistance as well as that of the other committee members is urgently needed.

Regards,

(Name)

(Call sign)

(Address)

(Email Address)

Cc:          wa8qje@arrl.net

                wb8r@arrl.org  

House Energy and Technology Committee Members

Aric Nesbitt (R) Committee Chair, 66th District http://gophouse.org/representatives/southwest/nesbitt/contactnesbitt/

Mike Shirkey (R) Majority Vice-Chair, 65th District http://gophouse.org/representatives/central/shirkey/contactshirkey/

Jeff Farrington (R) 30th District

http://gophouse.org/representatives/southeast/farrington/contactfarrington/

Ray Franz (R) 101st District

http://gophouse.org/representatives/northernmi/franz/contactfranz/

Bradford Jacobsen (R) 46thDistrict

http://gophouse.org/representatives/southeast/jacobsen/contactjacobsen/

 

Rick Outman (R) 70th District

http://gophouse.org/representatives/southeast/jacobsen/contactjacobsen/

Peter Pettalia (R) 106th District

http://gophouse.org/representatives/northernmi/pettalia/contactpettalia/

Amanda Price (R) 89th District

http://gophouse.org/representatives/westmi/price/contactprice/

Wayne Schmidt (R) 104th District

http://gophouse.org/representatives/northernmi/schmidt/contactschmidt/

 

Dale Zorn (R) 56th District

http://gophouse.org/representatives/southeast/zorn/contactzorn/

Joseph Graves (R) 51st District

http://gophouse.org/representatives/southeast/graves/contactgraves/

Dan Lauwers (R) 81st District

http://gophouse.org/representatives/thumb/lauwers/contactlauwers/

Martin Howrylak (R) 41st District

http://gophouse.org/representatives/southeast/howrylak/contacthowrylak/

Thomas Stallworth (D) Minority Vice-Chair, 7th District thomasstallworth@house.mi.gov

Rudy Hobbs (D) 35th District

rudyhobbs@house.mi.gov

David Nathan (D) 8th District

davidnathan@house.mi.gov

Bill LaVoy (D) 17th District

billlavoy@house.mi.gov

Marilyn Lane (D) 31st District

marilynlane@house.mi.gov

Charles Brunner (D) 96th District

charlesbrunner@house.mi.gov

Henry Yanez (D) 25th District

henryyanez@house.mi.gov

Collene Lamonte (D) 91st District

collenelamonte@house.mi.gov

Phil Phelps (D) 49th District

repphelps@house.mi.gov

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