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Re: Tauzin-Dingell (was ICANN)

  • From: bcurnow
  • Date: Wed Mar 06 03:38:18 2002

Both the California ISP Association ( and the American ISP
Association ( are active on this issue.  You can
contact/join one of these to coordinate.

CISPA is a California group only in the sense that there was a critical
mass of ISPs getting steamrolled by SBC Pacific Bell in California that
decided they had to work together.  Cooperation with ISPs outside Ca. are
absolutely welcome.  CISPA has a mailing list for members that is active
on a daily basis lately with political issues.  It's still news to me that
Dingell is up for re-election.

Brian Curnow
SONNET Networking LLC

On Tue, 5 Mar 2002, William Allen Simpson wrote:

> In my earlier message, I used a "political term-of-art" incorrectly.
> Lynn Rivers has a "demographic" advantage in her race with Dingell.
> Also, Rivers for Congress does take PAC money and some PACs have been
> very helpful in past years. But she relies on individual contributions
> to a greater degree than most Congressional campaigners.
> There, now the lawyers will rest more easily....  and you were bored
> with trivia.  Sorry.
> The point remains, ISPs need to band together on these political issues
> before we are crushed.  AFAIK, the only organization we've joined
> (ISP/C) doesn't do that sort of thing.  Is there a group that does?
> --
> William Allen Simpson
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