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Script of Pro-KXL Nebraska Push Poll

September 12, 2011
The text below is what an astroturf group calling itself “Nebraskans for Jobs and Energy Independence” is pushing out to Nebraska voters this week.  According to the Nebraska Secretary of State’s office, Nebraskans for Jobs and Energy Independence registered as a domestic nonprofit in October 2010.  Its registered agent is Ron Kaminski of Omaha, the business manager for Laborers Union #1140.  Ron and the union’s contact information are:
LABORERS #1140

Ron Kaminski, Business Manager

Cell – (402) 968-6341

ronald@laborers1140.org

11000 North 72nd St, Ste 200

Omaha, NE   68122

ph: (402) 573-7878

fax: (402) 573-8746

Website: www.laborers1140.org

If you’d like to write your own letter to Secretary Clinton about Keystone XL, you can use these methods offered by the State Department:
Push Poll Script:
Hello.  I’m calling from Nebraskans for Jobs and Energy Independence asking you to press 1 on your keypad, to authorize us to send a Secretary of State Hillary Clinton a letter in support of the Keystone XL Pipeline, which will help increase supply and lower gas prices, create thousands of American jobs and reduce our dependence on foreign oil.
 
To be built – the Pipeline must have an international border crossing permit, which can only be issued by the US Department of State.  The Department has asked to hear from Nebraskans in support of the Pipeline, and we’re offering an opportunity for you to do so – now.
 
Secretary of State Clinton will be the ultimate decision maker to build the Keystone XL Pipeline and bring hundreds of family-supporting jobs to Nebraska, hundreds of millions in new tax revenue, and reduce our dependence on oil from counties like Iran and Venezuela. 
 
Please Press 1 now to authorize us to send a letter to Secretary of State Hilary Clinton in support of the Keystone XL Pipeline, which will help to lower gas prices, create American jobs and reduce our dependence on foreign oil.
 
If Press 1:  Thank you so much for your support for a permit that will allow TransCanada to build a pipeline to carry Canadian crude from Alberta to Houston refineries.  We will submit a letter on your behalf in support of the project. 
 
For statistical purposes only, please press 1 now if you are between 18-35 years of age, press 2 now if you are 36-54 years of age, or press 3 now if you are 55 years of age or above.
 
Lastly, for statistical purposes only, please press 1 now if you are female, and press 2 now if you are male.
 
Thanks you.  This call paid for by Nebraskans for Jobs and Energy Independence.  www.jobsandenergy.org
 
 
If no action:  Thank you for listening.  This call paid for by Nebraskans for Jobs and Energy Independence.  www.jobsandenergy.org
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5 Comments leave one →
  1. September 13, 2011 10:42 pm

    hearing about push polls/calls/email here in Montana as well.

  2. September 30, 2011 6:50 pm

    .The following URL links to a report just released on 2-16-11 about risks associated with tar sands pipelines co-authored by Sierra Club National Wildlife Federation Natural Resources Defense Council and most key the independent group Pipeline Safety Trust.

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