Press Release

Announcing March Storm 2003 March 8-12 2003 Washington DC

By SpaceRef Editor
January 15, 2003
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Come join us!!!

Dear friends,

Each March, a remarkable group of American citizens sharing 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 Citizens’ 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 8-12, 2003. 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

Join Us for March Storm 2003!!!

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

Registration is only $75 if you sign up by March 1st ($95 thereafter) and just
$25 for students ($35 after March 1st).

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 2003

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 9th, starting
at 8:30 a.m.

4) Spend at least one full day on Capitol Hill during March 10th through March
12th.

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 cannot assume responsibility for minors.

6) Participate as a private citizen, and not on behalf of any corporation,
special interest, NASA or other government entity.

7) Be clean, well-groomed, well-dressed, and presentable:
For Men: dress shoes, dress slacks, long-sleeve shirt, tie and jacket are
required (suits suggested).
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.

10) Agree to represent ONLY the Citizens’ Space Agenda when on Capitol Hill
during March Storm. Personal agendas or active promotion of your company,
organization or group is not permitted.

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REGISTRATION APPLICATION for March Storm 2003 
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) Have you participated in a March Storm before?  If so, which years did you 
attend? 

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

4) As of March 9, 2003, I will be 18 years old, or older: Yes ( ), No ( ). 

5) Registration category:
(  )Regular		$75.00 (Prior to March 1st)
			$95.00 (After March 1st)
(  )Student		$25.00  (Prior to March 1st)
			$35.00 (After March 1st)
REGISTRATION FEE WILL BE COLLECTED WHEN YOU ARRIVE IN WASHINGTON AND MUST BE IN 
THE FORM OF CASH, CHECK OR MONEY ORDER.

6) I will participate in: 
    Sunday (March 9th) 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 (3/10): 
   Tue (3/11): 
   Wed (3/12): 


7) Recruited by (optional): 


**IMPORTANT NOTE:  All applications for participation in March Storm 2003 are 
provisional until accepted by the Board of Directors of ProSpace America, Inc.

SpaceRef staff editor.