[Humanist] 30.706 a legislative attack -- & a caution

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Fri Feb 3 08:10:11 CET 2017

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 30, No. 706.
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        Date: Thu, 2 Feb 2017 09:35:17 -0500
        From: Ben Miller <bjmiller at mit.edu>
        Subject: Re:  30.705 a legislative attack on geospatial information
        In-Reply-To: <20170202060629.E735B888C at digitalhumanities.org>

For what it's worth, the conversation on ComUrb (Community and Urban 
Sociology Section of ASA), which I'm pasting in below, argues that it 
may die in committee and that drawing undue attention to the bill makes 
it more likely to reach the next level of deliberation.  Given that the 
most meaningful thing I've worked on in years used exactly this kind of 
data, I'm concerned.


Phil's message is also what I hear from fair housing folks, for what it's worth.

Gregory D. Squires
Department of Sociology
801 22nd Street NW
Phillips Hall, Room 409
George Washington University
Washington, D.C.  20052
Phone:  202-994-6894
Fax:      202-994-3239

squires at gwu.edu<mailto:squires at gwu.edu>

On 2/1/2017 7:02 PM, Andrew A. Beveridge wrote:
 From the head of the Poverty and Race Research Action Council
---------- Forwarded message ---------
>From: Philip Tegeler <ptegeler at prrac.org<mailto:ptegeler at prrac.org>>
>Date: Wed, Feb 1, 2017 at 6:30 PM
>Subject: RE: HR 482 and SB 103 - attack on geospatial information, antiracism work, and affordable housing

The word is that this bill is not likely to go anywhere --“ and that raising its profile by calling a lot of right-wing legislators would only make it more likely to get out of committee.

So if you feel compelled to call your representative or senator, please avoid the far right republicans whose staff might be inspired to urge their member to cosponsor a bill that progressives seem truly worried about.

That would be my advice, but in the current political environment, who knows what might happen?

Philip Tegeler
Poverty & Race Research Action Council

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