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This has already been done by the Consulting Engineers and Land
Surveyors of California (CELSOC).  It's a campaign called "Fed Up!"
which has been collecting donations from companies, employees, and even
some private sector labor unions since at least March.  See their web
page at for lots odf info on the subject.

Tony Powers
HDR Engineering

> ----------
> From: 	Bill Allen, S.E. @ ALLEN DESIGNS
> Sent: 	Friday, September 19, 1997 12:41 PM
> To: 	seaoc(--nospam--at)
> Subject: 	Re: pecg
> Here's a thought. Most initiatives here in CA are battled in a public
> forum
> by means of advertisement. Suppose AIA, NSPE, SEAOC and any other
> group
> that purports to represent our interests get together to form a joint
> committee. This committee would be responsible for interviewing and
> selecting an advertising agency who would then develop a plan.
> This advertising plan would have costs associated with it. Once these
> costs
> are known (or at least estimated), the professional organizations
> could
> then go back to their membership and request supplemental dues
> contributions. If a LOT of design professionals contributed, the cost
> per
> professional shouldn't be very much. If FEW design professionals
> contributed, then the plan would be canned and whatever contributions
> were
> made would be returned and we can go back and stare at our computer
> screen,
> get online and find something to bitch about.
> I would be interested in comments.
> Regards,
> Bill Allen