from the Ad Hoc Smart Meter Bill Drafting Committee
Dear Smart Meter Activist,
Attached is the culmination of untold hours of intense effort, careful thought, research, collaboration, and numerous revisions over an almost two month period. The primary writers of the bill were passionate activists, highly motivated to draft legislation that would guarantee our health, safety and privacy would be secured by giving everyone the right to choose to have, or not to have, a dangerous, life threatening surveillance device installed upon their living or working quarters.
The bill’s title simply, directly and clearly states its singular purpose:
“Utility Meter Freedom of Choice Amendment” (to Michigan Public Act 3 of 1939).
Attached are two versions: one for the State House of Representatives and one for the State Senate. It’s the same bill with different captions. Be sure to send the correct bill to your lawmakers.
This bill was drafted for all smart meter activists and their organizations, as well as all legislators: local, county, state and federal. Not only did we activists have a common goal before the bill was drafted, but we now have a document unlike any other that puts our legislative demand into words.
Please share freely with all parties of interest.
We need to bombard our state legislators with requests to bring this bill up for passage.
Points to consider for presentation:
- Call their office. Ask to speak to the legislator. If unavailable, explain to the staff member that you will be Emailing him/her a bill that you want introduced or co-sponsored if it’s already been introduced. Ask the legislator or staff if they are familiar with the issue.
- If yes, ask if they will champion the bill and help move it through committee and bring it up for passage.
- If no, give them a general statement as to its purpose and that in addition to sending the bill you will be sending information that will explain the necessity for its passage. (see some ideas below)
- Ask for them to get back with you after they have read the bill and looked at the information to let you know where they stand on the issue.
- If you don’t hear from them in a week call back and let them know that you would like to know what their position is.
- You might ask if you could set up a meeting to make a presentation. Have documents, websites, videos and other activist friends available.
- The more of us who contact the legislators, even if it’s the same legislator, the greater our impact will be.
Not everyone is expected to use the same method for persuading their legislators. In fact it’s far better that we each use our own individual ingenuity for turning this bill into law, with the above points as a guide.
We could not have a more highly qualified group of well-informed, passionate activists, all very capable of presenting the need to pass this legislation. The bill is intended to be rallying point around which we can all now focus our attention as it will unite us as one mass movement to secure our rights.
Please distribute the bill widely and spread the word that we will persist until we once again secure the blessings of life, privacy, liberty, safety, health, property rights and freedom.
In tribute to all our thousands of smart meter activists,
David Lonier, Chairman,
Ad Hoc Smart Meter Bill Drafting Committee
David Sheldon, Dan Childs, Linda Kurtz, Richard Meltzer
Here are the bills (House and Senate versions. Download these .pdf files to your own hard drive, then attach to email you send your legislative rep, after first contacting him or her by phone)
Utility Meter Freedom of Choice Bill, House
Utility Meter Freedom of Choice Bill, Senate
Ideas for information to share with your legislators:
Websites (if links don’t work in your browser, copy and paste the actual web address into your browser, deleting the quotation marks)
Michigan Stop Smart Meters (or)
Smart Meter Education Network (or)
Warriors for the American Revolution (or)
One if By Land (or)
4 ½ Minute Introduction to Smart Meters by Jerry Day
And whatever else you may wish to include, based on the tons of health, safety and privacy info. related to smart meters.