A Message Gov. Brown Can’t Ignore

On Wednesday and Thursday, May 25 – 26, we are flooding the Governor’s office with telegrams. (Yes – telegrams still exist!)  Our goal is to make sure we are noticed and to send the simple and critical message that what happens to Bullseye Glass has serious consequences for tens of thousands of people around the world.

A telegram will cost you about $45 to send (depending on message length). We know that isn’t a trivial amount of money – but it is less than a sheet of glass and if we don’t make ourselves heard there may be no more sheets of glass with which to create.

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. “Go to https://www.itelegram.com/ and click the “Send a Telegram” button.
  2. Select “USA” from the blue tabs at the top of the page and then click the “Order Now” button.
  3. Follow the directions for sending the telegram.  Here is a screen shot showing WHERE  TO SEND the telegram:
    gov-address
  4. When you get to the screen where you enter your message we recommend keeping it to  a single sentence along the following lines:

    IF BULLSEYE GLASS DOESN’T SURVIVE I STAND TO LOSE EVERYTHING.

    FUSING GLASS IS MY LIFE’S PASSION. I CAN’T DO IT WITHOUT GLASS FROM BULLSEYE.

    PLEASE DON’T DESTROY BULLSEYE WHILE THEY ARE TRYING TO INSTALL FILTRATION.

    IF YOU DESTROY BULLSEYE YOU DESTROY MY LIVELIHOOD.

    Sign the message with your name, city, and state or country.
    msg

  5. Select “First Class Telegram” and click “Continue”
  6. Complete payment information. Your telegram order is not complete until you get to this button and click “Submit Order”.

Once you have completed this, please go to ONE of the following groups and leave a comment on the post that is pinned at the top of the page. Tell us your message and where you are from.

FusedGlass.Org on Facebook

Glass and Air News on Facebook

This is important so we can tell the press how many telegrams were sent AND what they said.

Your voice is critical if we are to save colored glass! Thank you.

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16 thoughts on “A Message Gov. Brown Can’t Ignore

    1. The issue isn’t funding. The issue is that upgrade requires time to install and test. In much the same way nine women cannot have a baby in one month, donations to Bullseye for filtration will not speed the process.

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  1. We cannot do withoutbullseye glass. This is for so many people the main product to use for their profession and hobby

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  2. Not everyone uses Facebook, believe it or not!

    I sent a telegram that you can include:
    Draining color from Bullseye Glass, it’s life’s blood, sucks!
    Timeless Glass

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  3. This means sending every glass-loving person back to the Middle Ages, with stained glass as the only option. Let Bullseye solve the problem: they want to!

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  4. Thank you for creating and organizing a way to assist the glass community to make an impact on this decision, in Oregon. The fall out to the glass industry throughout the country and around the world is not something we even wish to live through.

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  5. Not a Facebooker, but I still wanted to add my voice. Telegram sent: “If Bullseye Glass doesn’t survive, my business doesn’t survive.”
    Trish McNeill – Valley Springs, CA

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  6. Poison kids so you can have your arts and crafts corner? Shame on you! There is a daycare center less than a block away from the Bullseye Glass factory and they are being exposed to lead and heavy metals. Do you think that is acceptable?

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    1. Even without Bullseye that industrial area is an irresponsible place to put daycare.

      What you call “arts and craft corner” is actually a livelihood for tens of thousands of people around the world.

      Nobody here is saying your concerns don’t matter. Please show a modicum of compassion for people worried about how they will survive if materials they need – and which are unique to Bullseye – disappear.

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  7. Unfortunately I was out of town and not reading my e.mail on time for this. Do you plan another ‘wave’?
    I operate a stained glass studio and use Bullseye glass in so much of my work. It simply has no equal and we can’t stand by and watch the best manufactures fall.

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  8. Thank you for the clear instructions on how to send a telegram to the Governor. I have just sent one with the message “PLEASE DON’T DESTROY BULLSEYE WHILE THEY ARE TRYING TO INSTALL FILTRATION.”

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  9. Shame on you! The health and safety of children in our communities are more important than you silly glass. How dare you try to influence our community and continue to poison our neighborhood. Shame on you!
    GO TO HELL!!!

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    1. Thanks for your respectful contribution to the conversation.

      The issue is not “silly glass,” the issue is the livelihood of literally tens of thousands of people who rely on Bullseye glass to feed their families.

      The glass artist community is very concerned about emissions and supportive of Bullseye’s efforts to filter their factory. Consider showing a bit of compassion for people who are at risk of seeing their lives work come to an end.

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