I may have missed something but what show are you talking about?
Hi Jacobs mommom,
While he may not be considered an "expert letter writer" my husband has quite a way with words. And although he doesn't yet know I am volunteering his services, I think he might be able to handle this one. A coordinated letter campagin is a great idea! What shows are you aiming for?
I think the poem by Alisha Ballew says it all for us and is very strong. Maybe it could be sent too as a demonstration of how we feel. I do agree that we all need a list and email addresses and we should hit multiple people, shows etc. individually so that our message gets across. If we only have the email addresses or someone can compile a list, then we can all seek help from many sources. Michelle
I read this and was going to volunteer my husband but looks like someone beat me to the punch=) (I'm sure my hubby will so be sooo disappointed=) At any rate, I think this is a fabulous idea and it never hurts to try. I am more than willing to email, etc--do whatever.
On the Bill and Melinda Gates thing, I know several have posted that others have tried and failed to get him to donate. Something about focusing on issues abroad--I am totally fogetting now what was said. BUT I read something in some Economic magazine of my husbands about how Bill Gates donated $125 million to a campaign in NYC with Mayor Bloomberg in an effort to stamp out smoking. Now, NYC is definitely not abroad and I'm sorry but SMOKING??!! Now, I realize that others smoke (some of my family memebers do and have in the past) but come on, our sons didn't CHOOSE to get DMD--smokers CHOOSE to take that first puff. (Please don't anyone take offense here, as it is not my intention to offend or to pass judgement on anyone who smokes--some of my most favorite people smoke. But would rather see the money spent on DMD:) The whole reason I brought this up was to say that we now might have some leverage, so to speak, seeing that he has donated "locally." My husband was going to write a letter to Bill Gates about this, and he still will, but it might have a better impact if we campaign, like has been suggested for the Gates Foundation as well as Oprah. I think a collective stand from all of the parents, grandparents, etc. can make a big statement.
What a great idea!! Hope we get more on board--members here and deep pockets=)
I think the advantage here is that we get everyone to do it every hour on the hour for ever how long it takes to get a response from these people. I wouldn't think it will take long if at least 500 of us are doing this from all over the world. Imagine the gridlock of emails these people are going to have to go thru:) As far as them trying to block all of the senders I would think that would be almost as impossible. Just easier for them to respond:) And we don't stop until we get a positive response!