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An Idea for non-Nassau Residents to Show Support Aug. 1st

Yesterday, as some of you may have deduced from a previous comment, I received my last unemployment check - predictably, I was very demoralized by that development!  But a development no less demoralizing would be the inevitable loss of the New York Islanders from my life, a favorite constant in it for 36 years now, and those of so many kindred spirits I've come to know on this blog.  It was in this sense of desperation that I contacted the team's public relations department an hour ago and presented to them this idea: that I would send a personal check for $58 to whichever Nassau County government concern would do the most good. Not only that, but, contingent upon feedback from the PR office (and my finally obtaining reliable employ, of course!) I'm prepared to send the same amount every year following for the rest of my life.....

Now, there may be some very legitimate legal problems with it due to perceptions of possible improprieties (at least in terms of my sending more than one such payment). and, again, I won't know for sure until hearing back from David in Islander P.R. But here's my thought: if every last one of us outside the county and LI could send the same amount as well before August 1st as recommended by Islander management, it could be suitably publicized in various national media streams, would be an undeniably strong statement as to how very much the Islanders truly mean to us, one that just couldn't be ignored completely, and maybe sway a good number of voters still on the fence.....

There are a pair of parallels already in my past to take faith from; having attended the open hearing in 2000 to offer testimony as to how the Islanders profoundly impact all our lives, Nassau County and Long Island, I know how very appreciated doing so was by the bench; second, Marillion toured North America in 1997 on their This Strange Engine/Tour only because $60,000 was raised by fans like myself.....such gestures DO have immense value and aren't merely cheap publicity stunts when the reasons for them are effectively articulated.....

I will inform everyone once I know more.....if there are further ideas others on this blog have along similar lines, please share!

Jim

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