A little history on how this thread came about:
In the thread http://www.e-cigarette-forum.com/for...tml#post560774 SheriD noted that the best way to get the ecig/PV message out in KY would be to go through a group like Reclaiming Liberty! :: Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions They are for freedom of choice, open markets, etc. They also greatly oppose the smoking ban.
Then in Ohio, while researching for California, I found The Buckeye Institute for Public Policy Solutions
If we look back at history, specifically the smoking bans, when one state goes, they all follow suit shortly thereafter. It is most important that we be as proactive as possible, which IMHO, we are all doing a most excellent job.
It is time to turn our voices to independent organizations who will listen to us. Who accept that while smoking tobacco cigarettes is not the most healthy option of choice, being able to choose an alternative is our freedom to do and we should be continued that right.
For those who know organizations who have the ability to listen and possibly help us spread our message, please feel free to post those in this thread. IMHO, that's where our letter writing campaigns need to begin to focus.
It would be most helpful as well if you do know of an organization, we do need someone from every state to help focus other constituents of said states in the right direction. Help gather info/persons for your state... In any thread where you see someone who seems as if they would be interested in participating in sending a letter, to encourage them to do so.
If we can get enough states together, I will organize and with the help of a mod, hopefully get a stickied thread so it can be easily referenced by state.
May the next spaghetti fling begin!
EDIT: I have deliberately not just posted contact information, but info to the organizations website. IMHO, it is very important that if you do choose to contact any of these organizations, which I hope you do, you take a moment to read through their website, understanding who they are how to address them. You might find a contact that works for you and that is what is important. You might find that you don't necessarily agree with a particular groups mission and that is all right too.