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April 29, 2015

Change.org does get changes done. NFL relinquishes their tax-exempt status...

Just received this in my email:

Apr 29, 2015 — Congratulations Change Dot Org Member… WE DID IT!

If you have not heard the news, the NFL has voluntarily relinquished their tax-exempt status. Their official statement said that it had become a “distraction”.

Our numbers led Congress to take notice and start to really put pressure on the NFL. Roger Goodell saw the writing on the wall that, had they not made this decision, he would have been called before a Congressional Committee to defend their status.

I want to thank each and every one of the 429,565 signers of this petition who showed the great public support for this issue. Pat yourself on the back, because YOU were part of the movement that achieved this victory!

If you’ve been reading the news reports, however, you’ll know that this tax-exempt status is just the tip of the iceberg on taxpayer giveaways that benefit the NFL. Some members of Congress are already looking at their antitrust exemption.

Our petition had a great advocacy partner in Sports Fans Coalition, who helped get our petition before members of Congress. Our movement also gave birth to Sack NFL Tax Breaks Dot Org, an organization built to tackle the overall government subsidization of the league, which will now operate under the umbrella of the Sports Fans Coalition. We are joining forces to continue to represent both taxpayers and fans.

I have signed on to be a member of the Sports Fan Coalition and I hope you will, too!


Sports Fans Coalition already has some great successes under their belt. Last year they helped end the NFL blackout rule, and over the past few months, they have worked towards more television access and lower cable prices to watch your favorite sports teams, as they successfully fought the Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger.

We need to stick together and keep leagues, conferences, owners, and the media accountable. We need you on our team! I invite you to click the link below to sign up for the Sports Fans Coalition.


Thank you for taking action and making a difference!

April 5, 2015

I peeled and sliced six onions earlier..........

and did not cry nor did a tear drop from my eyes.

I have no idea how I did that.

April 2, 2015

My 84 year old mother is no longer..........

84. She turned 85 today, April 2. Nice day, she didn't want to go out for dinner or lunch, so ordered a pizza to be delivered, (Jet's, very good). Earlier this morning (3:30 a.m.) stopped at the market, talked to my favorite baker, learned her mother turns 92, also today. Picked up a very small cake for mom.

2 of 3 sons stopped by, the other one called. 6 of her grandkids either called or texted her. Now at 6:45 p.m. she's tired and will probably be sleeping by 8 p.m.

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