Monday, April 14, 2008

The First Space Political Action Comittee

Jeff Brooks has created The Committee for the Advocacy of Space Exploration, a "Political Action Committee" recently created to step outside the lines of a the traditional 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Basically, a PAC can endorse candidates and sink it's teeth into elections and issues with more freedom than a non-profit. Investigate this organization. Size Jeff Brooks up. Read his stance on the issues. Donate. I have asked that they provide a Paypall web widget to make it easier to donate and available to put a donate button on your one blogs, websites, facebook profiles, etc.

I appreciate the stance of promoting multiple enabling space initiatives and technologies, rather than focusing on one over another.

Of himself, Jeff says:

"In my time, I have worked on political campaigns as a policy analyst and staffer, learning the ropes in the cutthroat world of Texas politics (if you think politics in Washington is rough, try spending some time in Austin). I have walked the halls of the Texas Legislature and the United States Congress as a professional lobbyist. The issues on which I have worked run the gamut from children’s health insurance and identify theft protection to reducing interest rates on student loans and reforming the electoral process."

Contact the Space PAC at:
PO Box 200243
Austin, TX 78720-0243

and call them at 904-382-8348

Read the blog. Send Jeff an email. Put your money where your mouth is.


Charles F. Radley said...

Great idea. Note that this is not the first Space Pac. The original "Spacepac" was started a couple of decades ago, not sure if it still exists.

Anonymous said...

The Campaign For Space Political Action Committee was in fact the first citizen supported space oriented PAC. It was active from 1980 until 1988 and contributed thousands of dollars to pro-space candidates. See the book Reaching for the High Frontier by Michael Michaud for a history of the many space groups that sprang up about the time the Shuttle era dawned. Very few still exist today.