Re: Extropian congressional lobby

Date: Tue Oct 24 2000 - 11:58:56 MDT

Brian Atkins wrote:
> What about organizations like Cato institute- are they not non-profit? Or
> do they only spew research info and do no actual lobbying? said:
> As I understand it, they position themselves more as an information
> and research resource in oreder to spread their worthy memes on
> capitol hill. Apparently that is ok.

I've been a member of CPSR ( for quite a while, and they're
non-profit, and appear before congress and state legislators occasionally.
The line they're required to toe says they can't take a position on current
legislation. They can advocate policies, present informative seminars, and
do other things that look similar to lobbying as long as they don't cross
the line.


Chris Hibbert                 protecting privacy in the computer age is            like trying to change a tire on a moving car.                --Colin 

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