FC: California politicos sued for blackholing conservatives' email

From: Declan McCullagh (declanat_private)
Date: Tue Jan 21 2003 - 09:32:39 PST

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    We've seen this before:
    "Congresscritters turning off their email inboxes"
    "FTC turns to oft-unreliable blacklists to limit spam"
    Also note:
    >CCF's email lobbying system is working again (as of 7:30pm PST, Jan. 17, 
    >2003). We have increased its reliability to deliver your email messages to 
    >state legislators. Please keep sending "no new taxes" email messages and 
    >calling legislators by phone. We need the pro-family, anti-tax movement to 
    >keep growing!
    Date: Tue, 21 Jan 2003 10:15:35 -0500
    To: Declan McCullagh <declanat_private>
    From: Neil Schwartzman <neilat_private>
    Subject: and more political reaction to spam ...
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    So let me get this right ... if it is outgoing, it is "permission-based 
    desirable email". If it is incoming it is "spam"?
    January 20, 2003
    Calif. Legislature Blocks Pro-family E-mail
    By Stuart Shepard, correspondent
    After a deluge of e-mail calling for no new taxes, the California 
    Legislature has blocked messages sent via one pro-family group.
    Is it just spam or speech protected by the First Amendment? Recently, 
    constituents of Campaign for California Families swamped legislators with 
    e-mail calling for no new taxes.
    According to CCF Director Randy Thomasson: "The volume of response, because 
    of the people's anger about the threat of higher taxes, was high."
    Neil Schwartzman, peteMOSS Publications
    My hot teenaged toner cartridge does not need an herbal extension to her 
    Nigerian horsie mortgage, no matter what you say. Thanks anyway.
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