the Consumer Broadband and Digital Television Promotion Act (CBDTPA)

by Gene Michael Stover

this version Thursday, 28 March 2002

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I'm fearful of the Consumer Broadband and Digital Television Promotion Act (CBDTPA), so I've contacted my two Senators & my Representative to urge them to prevent it from becoming law.

To motivate you to contact your congressmen, or to help you do so once you've decided to, here's what I did, a copy of the letter I sent, & links to information about the CBDTPA.

What I Did

  1. Read about the CBDTPA.
  2. Wrote a brief letter to urge my congressmen to prevent the CBDTPA from becoming law. Anyone is free to use mine as a template for their own or even to send mine, verbatim (except use your own name, not mine) to their congressmen. There's a plain-text version suitable for e-mail & a LaTeX version (two parts: letter.tex & body.tex).

  3. Used online resources to determine who my Senators & my Representative were.
  4. Using those same online resources, I sent each congressman an e-mail copy of my letter.
  5. Now I'm going to Kinko's to print the LaTeX copy & mail it to their offices.

What You Can Do

  1. Read about the CBDTPA. This bibliography might help.
  2. Realize that you are in danger of being alienated from your enalienable rights.
  3. Compose your own letter or use mine or someone else's verbatim.
  4. Contact your own congressmen. (The aforementioned bibliography contains a couple of links that might help.)