A very nice letter. However, I would like you to consider this re-
write I did of your request for endorsements. I noticed as an example
the second paragraph was a very long paragraph with no sentence
breaks. Unless the copy posted dropped a few dots or commas.
When asking for help on anything you do want to state your case as
you have. But don't make peoples eyes glaze over by really long
sentences and lots of commentary which are side issues.
Please consider this letter as a way to help get those endorsements
NOT as a personal affront to your writing skills.
I have had way to many op-eds edited for my own good and even letters
to the editor to not notice where your original letter needed some
tightening up and less wordage.
I would have responded earlier but due to some AT&T/Yahoo DSL
technical glitches my DSL service was discombobulated and I am just
now getting back on line.
Ron Getty - SF Libertarian
Hostis res Publica
Morte ai Tiranni
Please forgive the mass email. I'm contacting San Franciscans who are
active in politics. I am asking for their endorsement and your
endorsement of the initiative to defund prosecution of prostitution
and establish protections for sex workers. This initiative qualified
for the November ballot. Over the weekend and continuing this week,
we've received a terrific amount of press, most of it favorable, and
the campaign is off to a very active start.
In this time of stretched budgets, service cutbacks and fee increases
we believe San Francisco residents would rather see their money spent
in any variety of more productive ways. From emphasizing making
arrests and prosecutions of violent criminals and bringing down the
City's record homicide rate. Rather than continuing to spend an
estimated $11.4 million a year in a futile crusade against sex
between consenting adults. This crusade goes against San Francisco's
longstanding values of tolerance and acceptance for different
lifestyles. San Franciscan's have compassion for members of groups
that have been marginalized and discriminated against in the past.
Society is clearly moving away from the judgmental attitudes
dictating public policy toward sex work. Equating the provision of
consensual sexual services with violence, trafficking and abuse of
minors are being recognized for what they are. We believe you
recognize the practical importance of investigating homicides rather
than criminalizing sex workers and their clients. There is also the
long term moral authority to be gained by those who are out in front
of the curve on this important issue of social justice. Members of
the GLBTQ community gradually won and are in the final chapters of
winning equal rights in this country by coming out of the closet.
This process is just beginning for those in the sex work community.
We WILL achieve equal rights and the dignity and respect we deserve.
With this ballot measure, San Francisco has the opportunity to put
itself firmly at the forefront of this important civil rights
movement. You have the chance to be part of a historic victory.
Please endorse our initiative.
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Please give me your feedback on the following letter I am
to send out to SF political contacts I think might be potentially
willing to back our prostitution decriminalization measure. And
please send me your name and title or occupation if we can list
as an endorser, especially if you live in San Francisco. At the
bottom of this email following the letter is a list of people and
groups on board so far. Please also join our Decriminalize
Prostitution! Meetup group at http://localpolitics.meetup.com/241