Hi folks! I just picked up the flyers and brochure from the printer today!
I had 500 printed up for now. If anyone would like to contribute to the printing fund, please email me directly. You can get my email from Pacifica. I need funds to cover this run and future runs, if people want more printed. If anyone would like me to snail mail some of these existing ones out to them, please contribute toward mailing costs and let me know how many and where to mail to. Any amount will help!
I envision these being handed out to people in bundles of three, as pictured, either on the street during a protest, or door to door when obtaining signatures on the printed petitions for Ted Tsu. I think these should allow people to understand faster than any amount of verbal discussion can. Nothing like a good visual to get people to sit up and take notice!
I will email you…beautiful job.
Great initiative, Gwen! The package looks good and I’m sure it reads well too. I have to recover a bit from paying for my FATCA warning ad but maybe later I can help.
Gwen, I will contribute. Good looking pamphlets!
Gwen I will also contribute…. will be in touch via email…..
I’ll make a contribution, Gwen. Thanks for your continued good work on this effort for all of us.
It is really worth doing this fight. Today I was on a blog with so much hostility and very few people who could understand FATCA. but I just got a reply on one of my comments from a dual Cdn granny who came to Canada at age 7….I suggested she come to IBS and get information. not even sign in or comment. I am sure we have a lot of those. For my post I had one recommendation and 430 views…Someone did get to know what FATCA is…maybe more.
I know what’s on the fact sheet, but what is on the other flyer and the brochure?
For Gwen, with thanks for doing and not just stewing. (You might have to search for this song on youtube, if you’re not old enough to remember it.)
I always thought the old song, “My Happiness”, actually sounded quite mournful. I heard it the other night (Connie Francis singing on youtube) and found myself substituting “Our FATCA Mess” into it. Then I just had to write the rest of the parody and here it is …
Our FATCA Mess!
U.S. taxmen make us blue,
Hounding us for tax forms due.
How we long to just get through
Our FATCA mess!
Day and night the taxmen hiss,
Push us into tax abyss.
Banks reveal each cent we miss.
Our FATCA mess!
A million years it seems
Have gone by since we had sweet dreams.
But we’ll live free again
If our rights our country defends.
All our skies are grey not blue.
No place here on earth will do,
Long as U.S. taxmen queue.
Our FATCA mess!
That is amazing….I always love Connie Francis singing t hat song (I’m old!)
great rendition…I can see Connie singing it right now.
@Em…that’s brilliant! Maybe we should get a jazz choir together and record it as our theme song!
@WhiteKat the other flyer is the article by Blaze that was published in the FP and the Brochure is also an article by Blaze+1 in OpEd news
Thanks to everyone for your contributions!
Thanks so much Gwen! Those are wonderful!
Em you have a way of cutting to the chase!
Wonderful flyers Gwen. Love the FATCA mess song Em!
Nice job, Gwen. Good to have a pro on board!
@Em, Gwen. All of this gives me a renewed appreciation for the power of the written word. We are strong. We will not go unheard. Thank you.
Gwen, the large sheet is now posted at our local gas station on the Reserve. It gets around 500 customers per day. I highlighted the contact websites at the bottom. The word is getting out!
@Gwen, I would like to hit various neighbourhoods here in Ottawa with the FATCA fact sheet flyers. I think it would be too much to hand out 3 separate pieces of paper per household, so will just limit my distribution to the fact sheets for now, and maybe keep a few of the other brochures on hand for anyone specifically seeking more info. I happen to have a lot of fatca fact sheets left over from the last protest, except they are missing the graphic work, so are not as pretty, so would like to have some of the glossier fact sheets on hand as well.
@All, Should we try to organize a mass distribution by city of the fact sheets? Perhaps we can get several volunteers per city who can divide up the areas to hit between them. Any thoughts on how to attack this?
how about Universities? Senior Homes. (snowbirds and accidental Americans) ,
around the corner from US counsels.
good place to post. We may be getting new members soon. 🙂
Obviously I am not a morning person, haha! Woke up late to all these great comments! As I said, I can mail to anyone who needs them. Just email me about quantities and addresses 🙂