You all did it!! Your contributions totaled $27,800
which carries us over our goal. Every contribution no matter how small
or how large matters and makes a great statement to our friends.
Thanks to everyone who did their part!
Scroll down to see those
who have done their part ...................
October 30, 2006
If you have not given, it is not too late.
We can still accept your check. If you made a promise to pay and have
not met your promise, we hope you still plan to follow through.
We suggest you overnight your check now.
Click here for instructions.
We would like to thank everyone who has done their part and
helped so far. We know it is hard to find the cash to make a
contribution, but it is money well spent!
October 20, 2006
Below is a list of those who have supported our industry and
our friends in Montgomery by contributing to the RAPIDES PAC. At our
general membership meeting many pledged to contribute. Those pledges
are listed under the column "PLEDGED." All of us owe a great debt of
gratitude to those listed below who have given. Many of you have not
yet given and we hope you will stand by the commitments you made at the
are counting on you! Many of our members have not
contributed and we sincerely hope you do plan to do your part. This is our last
to support those who will be voting for or against our
industry in the spring.
If you do not believe we are facing serious legislative problems after
all you have seen and heard, there is no hope (for you or our business).
Remember, there are well over 300 companies that represent almost 1,000
store fronts in Alabama. We have heard many operators comment that
others will give, so they don't need to contribute. Not only is that
not right (fair), it obviously will not work (see list below). If you are in
the business, you will be as significantly impacted by what we face as
the next person in the business! It is discouraging to think that so
many operators do not understand the eminent threats we
face as an industry or in some cases expect others to work for them. We
are a breath away from following in the footsteps of some
of our neighboring states who have made our business unlawful! Those
businesses no longer exist, so don't believe it can not happen here.
We don't believe any of you want a "cease and desist"
order arriving on your desk. Right now is your only chance to do
something about it.The deadline is now!
Please review this list very carefully. Make sure you
pass along your thanks to those who have stood up to be counted. If
you have not yet made your contribution, please, please do so today!