Tired of unreasonable restrictive covenants?

Very important: help get this bill passed by contacting your congressman

You can do it the easy way from this website:  http://www.house.gov/writerep/
or send a letter by U.S. Mail if you prefer

Following is some text you might want to include, but feel free to put it in your own words.

Sample Letter


      Rep. _______________
      United States House of Representatives
      Washington, DC 20515

      Dear Rep. _____________
      I urge you to co-sponsor H.R. 4720, the "Amateur Radio Emergency
      Communications Consistency Act," sponsored by Rep. Steve Israel. The bill
      would alleviate a problem facing many federally licensed Amateur Radio
      operators living within development communities who are subject to
      unreasonable restrictions or outright prohibitions regarding the
      installation of external antennas.

      Under current law, the FCC applies a policy that instructs states and
      localities that they must reasonably accommodate Amateur Radio antenna.
      The policy, however, fails to address situations affecting private
      land-use groups. Rep. Israel's bill would ensure consistent application of
      these regulations.

      This legislation seeks to insure that Amateur Radio operators are
      available for emergency communications in all sections of the country,
      regardless of whether they live in a development, such as a retirement
      community, or townhouse subdivision. Restrictions against antennas render
      Amateur Radio operators unable to utilize their licenses, which in turn
      may ultimately hinder their emergency communication role during times of
      disaster or national crisis.

      Amateur radio provides a vital public safety communications service to the
      public at no cost to taxpayers. I hope you will join Rep. Israel in
      co-sponsoring his bill.

      I look forward to hearing from you as you consider this important


ARRL requests those contacting members of Congress to copy ARRL on
their correspondence--via e-mail to ccr-bill@arrl.org or via US Mail
to CC&R Bill, ARRL, 225 Main St, Newington, CT 06111. Please include
your name and address on all correspondence.

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