Nope - I called and sent emails too to David Vitter (La.) who is actually on
that board. Thanks for the reminder and the swoft kick in the pants. You
know you have to steer us and every once in a while pop the whip!

Keep up the good work as this spectrum is VITAL to Oak and Pine infested
Louisianans!!!!

Mac Dearman




-----Original Message-----
From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On
Behalf Of John Scrivner
Sent: Friday, June 23, 2006 4:14 PM
To: WISPA General List
Subject: Re: [WISPA] Critical Time for White Spaces

I guess I will answer my own post again. Am I the only guy who called 
these Senators after we all put together the list of every member of the 
US Senate Commerce Committee and their phone numbers? You can lead a 
horse to water...
Scriv


John Scrivner wrote:

> Sorry to answer my own post but I thought I would let you all know I 
> just called all of them. What are you doing for your own future access 
> to Sub 1 GHz spectrum? Call the numbers below, tell them you support 
> the Wireless Innovation Act of 2006 and that you are against the 
> DeMint Amendment which would call for the auctioning of all television 
> white spaces. Do it now!
>
> They will ask where you are from. Some will ask if you have spoken to 
> your own Senator. Make sure you call your own Senator first so you can 
> counter the question from the Senator staffers who will question you. 
> Call these people even though many are in other states. If your state 
> does not have a seat on the Commerce Committee then that would be a 
> just reason for you to be calling these other state Senators. You can 
> tactfully express that when asked where you are from.
>
> If you want the unused television channels for unlicensed broadband 
> use then you better act now or forever hate trees.  :-)
> Scriv
>
>
> John Scrivner wrote:
>
>> Please read this note from our friend Frannie from Free Press. She 
>> needs our help right away! We need to call these Senators.
>> Scriv
>>
>> Hi John and Marlon,
>>
>> We have a crucial vote this week in the Senate Commerce Committee. 
>> The Committee will vote on the telecom bill (S.2686) - it's not a 
>> good bill in our opinion, but it does include a very good section 
>> based on Senator Allen and Kerry's bill. It would push the FCC to 
>> open the white spaces to unlicensed - we want to protect this 
>> section. Senator DeMint has proposed a bad amendment to the bill 
>> which would auction this spectrum - a very bad amendment.
>>
>> So... the markup will begin tomorrow and it would be great if the 
>> folks in WISPA could call Senators on the Commerce committee and ask 
>> them to:
>>
>> a) support the current language in the telecom bill, the section is 
>> called the Wireless Innovation Act of 2006'' or the ''WIN Act of 2006'
>> and
>> b) oppose the DeMint "Auction The White Spaces Amendment"
>>
>> Commerce Committee members names and phone numbers are below.  I 
>> would focus on members other than Kerry, Allen and DeMint.
>>
>> Let me know if you have any questions and thanks as always for your 
>> help!
>>
>> Thank you,
>>
>> Frannie
>>
>>
>>
>> Ted Stevens, Alaska (202) 224-3004
>>
>> John McCain, Arizona, Chairman (202) 224-2235
>> Conrad Burns, Montana (202) 224-2644       Trent Lott, Mississippi 
>> (202) 224-6253
>>
>> Kay Bailey Hutchison,Texas (202) 224-5922
>>
>> Olympia J. Snowe, Maine (202) 224-5344         Gordon Smith, Oregon 
>> (202) 224-3753       John Ensign, Nevada (202) 224-6244      George 
>> Allen, Virginia (202) 224-4024
>>
>> John Sununu, New Hampshire (202) 224-2841  Jim DeMint, South Carolina 
>> (202) 224-6121  David Vitter, Louisiana (202) 224-4623
>>
>>        Daniel K. Inouye, Hawaii (202)224-3934        John D. 
>> Rockefeller IV, West Virginia (202)224-6472        John F. Kerry, 
>> Massachusetts (202)224-2742         Byron L. Dorgan, North Dakota 
>> (202)224-2551   Barbara Boxer, California (202)224-3553        Bill 
>> Nelson, Florida (202)224-5274     Maria Cantwell, Washington 
>> (202)224-3441        Frank Lautenberg, New Jersey (202)224-3224
>> Ben Nelson, Nebraska (202)224-6551 Mark Pryor, Arkansas 
>> (202)224-2353        
>
>
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