Equal access to natural resources as humankind's birthright will
not happen just because someone has become familiar with the
philosophy published in Progress and Poverty by Henry
Convictions do not translate into implementation without action.
Action by a single individual can be frustrating insofar as
accomplishment. Common Ground-U.S.A. members cover a broad spectrum
of politicial affiliations, but all share a common belief in the
Common Ground-U.S.A. members work at the local and state level at
individual and chapter projects designed to spread the message,
convince elected officials, and get legislation introduced. Efforts
of members are chronicled in Groundswell, the six times a
year news publication of Common Ground-U.S.A. Some of the notable
accomplishments in 1996 were boths staffed by Common Ground-U.S.A.
chapter members at the National Conference of State Legislatures and
at the national convention of the Libertarian Party.
Common Ground-U.S.A. members together work nationally writing
letters to officials, based on a quarterly Letter Lobby information
kit. The kit contains background information regarding a specific
bill a well as information as to whom letters should be directed.
Recent Letter Lobby kits have dealt with grazing on federal lands.
reform of the 1872 Mining law, logging in the Redwoods forest, and
the electro-magnetic spectrum.
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