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Oppose the Orphan Works Bill

Let your congressional senators and representatives know that you oppose the Orphan Works bill. Use this link to send them a letter. The web page automatically determines your members of congress and e-mails them based on the info that you provide. For an excellent, comprehensive explanation of how this bill affects you as a creator of visual art (photographer) ...

read John Harrington's blog entry Orphan Works 2008 - A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing. To register your opposition to this bill with your members of congress, go http://capwiz.com/illustratorspartnership/home/.

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On Monday I took the time to call the local office of Congressman Dave Obey, who represents my district. His Washington office doesn't accept emails because of campaigns like this.

I went ahead and sent the emails from the site, but plan to follow up with a call to Sen. Kohl's office this afternoon. Congressmen and women like the personal touch on high profile issues, as both Obey and Kohl have told me in the past (having covered them extensively in the past for the paper I work for).

So if you get a chance to follow up the email with a quick phone call, do it. It can't hurt.

Jamie "Shooter" Taylor
Photographer
TailWind Imaging
"Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment." -- Buddha
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http://tradewindimaging.photoreflect.com

Jamie "Shooter" Taylor
TailWind Imaging
"Away you will go sailin/In a race among the ruins/If you plan to face tomorrow/Do it soon." -- Gordon Lightfoot
http://www.myspace.com/tailwindimaging
http://tradewindimaging.photoreflect.com

That is good advice Jamie. I concur. Personal phone calls and letters assert your direct influence in the process and help your members of congress appreciate how important an issue is to you, regardless of the side of the issue you support.

Walter Rowe - Rowe Images
Professional Photographer
Columbia, Maryland - USA

Founder, MusicPhotographers.net
www.WalterRowePhotography.com
Columbia, Maryland - USA