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Old 01-16-2007, 07:34 AM
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Action Alert! Senate Bill 1 Section 220 Requires Urgent Action by All!

This is an URGENT action alert concerning a very dangerous situation in
the federal senate. If passed as is, Senate Bill 1 would shut down most
grassroots lobbying efforts. There is an amendment that would prevent
this and your calls to the U.S. Senators from CO are desperately needed.
The contact info is below. Your response is crucial to help change this
damaging piece of legislation.

*Coloradoís U.S. Senators*

Senator Wayne Allardís Contact info

Washington, D.C. Office
521 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-5941
Fax: (202) 224-6471



Colorado Springs Office
111 S. Tejon, Suite 300
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Phone: (719) 634-6071
Fax: (719) 636-2590



Denver Office
7340 E. Caley, Suite 215
Englewood, CO 80111
Phone: (303) 220-7414
Fax: (303) 220-8126

Grand Junction Office
215 Federal Bldg.,
400 Rood Ave.
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Phone: (970) 245-9553
Fax: (970) 245-9523



Loveland Office
5401 Stone Creek Circle,
Suite 203
Loveland, CO 80538
Phone: (970) 461-3530
Fax: (970) 461-3658



Pueblo Office
411 Thatcher Bldg.,
5th & Main Sts.
Pueblo, CO 81003
Phone: (719) 545-9751
Fax: (719) 545-3832

Durango Office
954 East 2nd Avenue, Suite 107
Durango, CO 81301
Phone: (970) 375-6311
Fax: (970) 375-1321





Senator Ken Salazarís Contact info

Denver Metro Region
2300 15th Street, Suite 450
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: (303) 455-7600
Fax: (303) 455-8851



Pikes Peak Region
3 South Tejon, Suite 300B
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Phone: (719) 328-1100
Fax719) 328-1129



North Central Region
11 Old Town Square, Suite 260
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Phone: 970-224-2200
Fax: 970-224-2205

High Plains Region
109 E. Railroad Avenue, Number 4
Ft. Morgan, C0 80701
Phone: 970-542-9446
Fax: 970-542-3088



Arkansas River Region
129 West B Street
Pueblo, CO 81003
Phone number 719 542-7550
Fax number 719 542-7555



Four Corners Region
835 East 2nd Avenue, Suite 203
Durango, CO 81301
Phone: (970) 259-1710
Fax: (970) 259-9789

Western Slope/I 70 Corridor Region
225 North 5th Street Suite 511
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Phone: 970-241-6631
Fax: 970-241-8313



*Alamosa*
609 Main Street, #110
Alamosa, CO 81101
Phone: 719-587-0096
FAX: 719-587-0098



Washington, D.C.
U.S. Senator Ken Salazar
702 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
(202) 224-5852 main
(202) 228-5036 fax

Dear COHVCO Members and Friends,

We need you to call your U.S. senators to fight efforts to place federal
control over virtually all grassroots lobbying activity. This means that
all organizations and groups that encourage people to call their
congressmen, including motorized recreation lobbying groups, will be
subject to registration and reporting to Congress.

Section 220 of Senate Bill 1 (S. 1), the "Legislative Transparency and
Accountability Act of 2007," redefines lobbying to include "paid efforts
to stimulate grassroots lobbying." Organizations that engage in
grassroots lobbying will have to comply with all federal lobbying
disclosure laws, including registration with Congress and the filing of
quarterly reports to Congress. Failure to comply would result in a fine
of up to $100,000.

Currently, organizations do not need to report grassroots lobbying,
which is when they contact their membership and the public or engage in
some action that encourages people to call their federally elected
officials. However, if Section 220 is included in S. 1, federal lobbying
laws would apply to all groups that spend money to reach more than 500
people with a message urging them to contact their elected officials.
For example, if COHVCO, a church, homeschool support group, NOHVCC, BRC,
or UFWDA has a paid employee who emails more than 500 people asking them
to call Congress about some issue, or puts an article on the Internet
that is likely to reach more than 500 people, that group would be
subject to federal lobbying laws. Organizations that engage in
grassroots lobbying will have to comply with all federal lobbying
disclosure laws, including registration with Congress and the filing of
quarterly reports to Congress. Failure to comply would result in a fine
of up to $100,000.

Senate Bill 1 is a bipartisan bill and contains much-needed
congressional reforms. Section 220, however, is not needed. It is
unacceptable for Congress to attempt to require groups that encourage
grassroots lobbying to be subject to registration and reporting to Congress.

ACTION REQUESTED

Senator Robert Bennett has introduced an amendment cosponsored by
Senator Mitch McConnell to strike section 220 from S. 1. The amendment
could come up for a vote on the floor of the Senate as early as next
Tuesday. Please call your U.S. senators and urge them to support the
Bennett amendment (amendment 20) to S. 1. It is not necessary to
identify yourself as a motorized recreation enthusiast.

Your message can be as simple as: "I am very concerned about the
grassroots lobbying provisions in section 220 of Senate Bill 1, the
'Legislative Transparency and Accountability Act of 2007.' Please
support the Bennett amendment to remove section 220 from S. 1.
Organizations should not have to register with Congress in order to ask
citizens to contact their elected officials."

You can reach your U.S. senators by calling the U.S. Capitol Switchboard
at (202) 224-3121, or at the phone numbers listed above.

Thank you for standing for liberty!!!
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Old 01-23-2007, 08:45 AM
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This article:

http://www.nysun.com/article/47201

mentions that this absurd restriction (Section 220) on free speech did NOT pass.


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