|SUBJECT ||Subject: [hangout] Re: Congressman Towns
> I've done some reading up on Ed Towns. He is completely pro DRM. In one
> article he shamelessly turns the whole issue into a race/socio-economic
> issue, giving some half-baked logic about rich white kids with broadband
> connections reaping the benefits of napster while poor black kids in the
> ghettos are stuck buying CDs at $20 a pop. Talk about obfuscating the
> issue. This is exactly the kind word twisting and clouded, self-serving
> reasoning we need to combat. I suggest we mount a serious effort to
> either attempt to convince Rep. Towns to change his tune or to get him
> voted out in the next election.
If what you say is true, and based on some other things that he has
said and done I believe you, then I agree very much and I would welcome
any help in dealing with him especially if folks also live in the
I would be willing to run against him if he does not turn around,
but I doubt I would have much of a chance as I am a well educated middle
class white male and the district is mainly black with some latino.
Only a small sliver of it is in Park Slope where folks tend to be better
educated middle or upperclass of a very diverse ethnicity and sexual
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