Re: [good-ng 149] Help: Communication: Organize (Make Friend Not Associate)

Lee Daniel Crocker (
Mon, 14 Apr 1997 10:20:54 -0700 (PDT)

> I would like help in promoting legislative support for anti-aging
> research. We are learning grass roots techniques in influencing
> legislation. We need realistic goals that would be accepted by decision
> makers. Letters and phone calls to legislators get results if we know
> what issues to promote and have credible information to educate them.

I know that not everyone here shares the radical libertarian views
that I find consistent with Extropian ideals, but you should consider
that enough of us do to make us a bad resource for information on how
to make legislators do anything but go away. If research on life
extension is your goal--and it is a noble one--then just do it. Find
the people who can do the research and try to get the funding by free
market voluntary means; if you can't raise the money volutarily, then
the project isn't worth funding by force.

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