[PLUG-TALK] Sign the petition: Turn back McCutcheon (fwd)
rshepard at appl-ecosys.com
Wed Apr 16 10:54:22 PDT 2014
On Wed, 16 Apr 2014, glen wrote:
> Maybe y'all can help me figure out what good these petitions do? I can
> see that it might help people like Wyden judge how much public support
> they might get in pushing for new laws or an amendment. But does it do
> anything else?
That's the purpose. When a politician sees evidence of a large amount of
public support for a bill it becomes easier to support it. After all, we
know people in other states so there are votes at stake, and that's all a
politician cares about. Well, 'campaign contributions', too.
> Am I wrong?
Shrug. If it gives Wyden support to push the bill through, that's a good
thing. If not, nothing's lost.
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