Press Release

Announcing March Storm 2001

By SpaceRef Editor
January 10, 2001
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ANNOUNCING MARCH STORM 2001

MARCH 10-15, 2001

WASHINGTON, D.C.

Come join us!!!

Dear friends,

Each March, a remarkable group of American citizens, each with a deep and
abiding interest in our national space enterprise, gathers in Washington,
DC.

Their task: to participate in the ProSpace March Storm and present to our
elected leaders the Citizen’s Space Agenda, a document that each year lays
out a clear and concise blueprint for opening the space frontier to the
possibilities that await us there.

Why do all of these people travel to our nation’s capitol on their own
time and at their own expense? Because they’ve learned what the
professional lobbyists know: the only effective way to be heard in
Washington is to make your case in person.

Professional lobbyists have known that since our Republic was formed. But
most space lobbyists are mainly interested in promoting the interests of
their particular company or group.

Few voices were speaking to the larger issues that face us in our approach
to space today. So we decided to do something about that and March Storm
was born.

Here’s your chance to make your voice heard on Capitol Hill!!!

This year, March Storm will be held in Washington, D.C. during the week of
March 10-15, 2001. On behalf of ProSpace America, I invite you to join us
for what may be the most important March Storm ever — and the most fun!

“You people are better than professional lobbyists. You tell me the
truth!” — Congressional staffer, March Storm 1999

Three Days on Capitol Hill – and a brand new event!!!

This year, March Storm will comprise three days of briefings on Capitol
Hill. Then on Thursday, March 15th, ProSpace will serve as a co-sponsor
of “Space: The Free Market Frontier”, an important event being conducted
by the Cato Institute, a leading Washington “think-tank”. (More on this
in a few weeks).

Join Us for March Storm 2001!!!

Learn more about March Storm and ProSpace by visiting our website(go to
http://www.prospace.org/mstorm). Or use the handy email registration form
below and return it to Tony DeTora, March Storm Director, at
[email protected]

In either case, complete information will be returned to you as soon as we
receive your request. And feel free to contact us with any questions you
might have.

See you in Washington in March!!!

Sincerely,

Marc Schlather

President,

ProSpace: The Citizens’ Space Lobby

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PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS for March Storm 2001

To participate in March Storm, you must:

1) Have fun! (It’s mandatory.)

2) Support the Citizens Space Agenda we are presenting to Congress.

3) Participate in the “Training & Orientation” on Sunday, March 11,
starting at 8:30 a.m.

4) Spend at least one full day on Capitol Hill during March 12th through
March 14th.

5) Be 18 years of age or older. Minors under the age of 18 must be
accompanied by a parent or an adult with legal responsibility for the
conduct and safety of the minor. ProSpace will not assume responsibility
for the conduct and safety of minors.

6) Participate as a *citizen* of the United States, and not on behalf of
any corporation, special interest, the armed forces, NASA, or as a citizen
of another country.

7) Be clean, well-groomed, well-dressed, and presentable:
For Men: dress shoes, dress slacks, long-sleeve shirt, tie and jacket are
required..
For Women: dress shoes, dress skirt or slacks, and business blouse. Jacket
optional.
Sorry, uniforms are not permitted.

8) Agree to conduct yourself in a respectful manner, and be supportive of
others on the March Storm team.

9) Study the policy materials you will receive before coming to
Washington, D.C.

REGISTRATION FORM for March Storm 2001

Mark (“X”) or fill-in the blanks and email to [email protected]

1) Full Name:

Mailing Address:

Home Phone:

Work Phone:

Email Address:

Member of Congress:

2) I am a U.S. Citizen: Yes ( ), No ( ).

3) As of March 10, 2001, I will be 18 years old, or older:
Yes ( ), No ( ).

4) I have read the Registration Requirements (next page) and agree to
them: Yes ( ), No ( ).

5) I will participate in:

Sunday (March 11) Training & Orientation (REQUIRED):

8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.., Registration opens at 8 a.m.

Required for all participants.

Yes ( ), No ( ).

Congressional briefings on… (mark with an “X”). At least one full
day is Required.

Mon (3/12):

Tue (3/13):

Wed (3/14):

6) Recruited by (optional):

**IMPORTANT NOTE: All applications for participation in March Storm 2001
are provisional until accepted by the Board of Directors of ProSpace
America, Inc.

SpaceRef staff editor.