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Postby scottidog » Sat Oct 09, 2004 1:11 pm

As you may know, WOWAY members have been active in trying to get Al inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Our concert petition drive was very sucessful in terms of getting the word out about our cause, but not effective in getting Al's name on the nomination list. So the effort continues.

Our current drive is to try to get postcards of support from every state in the United States, plus from as many international fans as we can get.

So here's the plan:

1) If you are going to send a postcard of support please let Greg or Cinnamon know by posting your name and where you are from.

2) Watch this thread for the announcement of when you should send your postcard of support.

3) When it's your turn, send a postcard to:

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation
Attn: Suzan Evans
1290 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10104
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Postby CatraDhtem » Sun Oct 10, 2004 9:55 am

For the week of August 28, we end this yearlong campaign with a state chock full of Al lovers, from the Amish to the Pittsburghers. Help us unlock the Keystone to get Al through that Rock Hall gate....

PENNSYLVANIA

And for those of you just joining us, yes all states previously given the green light should already be bugging the Rock Hall Foundation as well.

By all means, if you want to help, please check the Rock Hall thread in the General Chat section, check out the campaign web site, or look at the forum calendar for when upcoming states will be asked to do their part.
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Postby CatraDhtem » Sun Jan 02, 2005 10:55 am

I hate stacking posts like this, but since it's the beginning of the year, I thought it would be appropriate to create a new post to remind everyone that we still need postcard volunteers everywhere, but particularly in thirteen states. As soon as each of the following thirteen remaining states has a fan volunteering, then we'll have fan representation in every state in the country!

So if you live in, or know anyone who lives in:

Alabama
Arkansas
Colorado
Delaware
Kansas
Mississippi
Montana
North Carolina
North Dakota
Rhode Island
South Dakota
Vermont
Wyoming


...we need your help!!! Please PM me immediately.

And of course, if you live elsewhere and still want to help, please volunteer as well. There is no such thing as "enough" Al fans!
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Postby CatraDhtem » Thu Aug 04, 2005 9:32 am

This is just for fun, but you can now go to RateItAll.com and vote for Al among artists who deserve to be inducted into the Rock Hall.

"Deserving of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?"

You need to be a registered user to the site in order to vote, but don't worry...you can register while you're voting for Al.

Please remember that this is just an informal poll for fun, and voting in it will not increase Al's chances with the Rock Hall Foundation (you need to write to them if you want that to happen). And also, in case anyone is thinking like this, don't feel you have to register under a dozen or so different names just to vote numerous times. As I said, it's just for fun.
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Postby CatraDhtem » Sun Aug 28, 2005 8:40 am

I wouldn't normally do this, but I thought this should be given a post of its own as it's quite important.

This week, the week of August 28, is the FINAL week that we're asking fans to send letters and postcards to the Rock Hall Foundation! This is the LAST CALL! You still have a chance to help influence this year's list of nominees. After this week, you are sending your mail at your own risk, as it may not even arrive in time.

The address, once again, is:

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation
Attn: Suzan Evans
1290 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10104


SEND YOUR MAIL NOW! LET'S DO THIS FOR AL!
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Postby scottidog » Sun Aug 28, 2005 8:44 am

Do you think one last blitz from all of us would be helpful? Or obnoxious?
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Postby CatraDhtem » Sun Aug 28, 2005 8:48 am

scottidog @ Aug 28 2005, 02:44 AM wrote:Do you think one last blitz from all of us would be helpful?  Or obnoxious?


Either way, it couldn't hurt.

This is zero hour, everyone. If you have anything else to say to the Foundation, do it now! :)
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Postby CatraDhtem » Fri Sep 23, 2005 6:41 am

I was hoping this call-to-action was going to be much different for a number of reasons, but alas here we are.

The "Cleveland Plain Dealer" has announced its annual Rock Hall readers poll, in which readers and visitors to the web site are invited to select from the list of induction nominees who they feel are the most worthy to get in. The results don't make a lick of difference as to who really gets inducted, but it's usually a fun tool to gauge public reaction.

Every year the poll has included a "write-in" option to allow fans to add the name of an artist the Rock Hall Foundation had neglected to nominate. In late 2003 we were able to stuff the ballot box with votes for Al, which resulted in a special mention in the paper's article on the poll results.

Well, this year they removed the write-in option.

I urge everyone on here to boycott the poll and refuse to take part in it, but also to do one more special thing.

I ask that everyone contact the paper's customer service department, which can be accessed by clicking here. Once there, select "Entertainment + Living" from the subject menu. Since we're not submitting messages for publication we can leave the address/phone space blank, but do fill in your name and a valid e-mail address.

As for zip code, two of the main Cleveland zip codes are 44113 and 44114, but feel free to use any of the following other Northeast Ohio zip codes:

44011, 44012, 44017, 44022, 44023, 44026, 44028, 44039, 44040, 44044, 44056, 44067, 44070, 44072, 44087, 44092, 44094, 44095, 44102, 44103, 44104, 44105, 44106, 44107, 44108, 44109, 44110, 44111, 44112, 44115, 44116, 44117, 44118, 44119, 44120, 44121, 44123, 44124, 44125, 44126, 44127, 44128, 44129, 44130, 44131, 44132, 44133, 44134, 44135, 44136, 44137, 44138, 44139, 44140, 44141, 44142, 44143, 44144, 44145, 44146, 44147, 44149, 44202, 44286

Unless you actually live in a nearby area with a different zip code, please do not stray from this list.

And of course, in your message, explain your disappointment in the survey's abrupt and unexplained lack of a write-in space, how you will not select from any the offered choices, and how you would have gladly liked to have been able to write Al's name in.

The poll will end October 1, seemingly much earlier than usual, so no doubt the results will be published shortly after that. We got Al an honorable mention before...let's do it again in protest!
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Postby CatraDhtem » Mon Oct 31, 2005 10:04 am

Calling all artists! All painters! All sculptors! All Photoshoppers! It is now time to start sending in your entries for the first ever Make the Rock Hall "Weird" Art Contest!

From now until November 30 you can creatively express your love for Weird Al and why you feel he should be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame via an entry into our contest. You'll help bring some color and an artistic eye to our boring ol' web site, and you'll be eligible for one of three groovy prize packages!

Click here to go to the contest page on the web site.

Have fun and good luck!
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Postby CatraDhtem » Wed Apr 05, 2006 5:26 am

In case you had temporarily lost the ability to read anything posted on the Web and for some reason decided to check here first for all the news you missed out on, the Weird Al Star Fund will be hosting a benefit show in Los Angeles on April 11, and Make the Rock Hall "Weird" needs a petition volunteer or two!

If you are planning on going to the show and want to help out, please PM me as soon as possible. I'll go over the details with you in private. It's nothing major; we just need a kind soul to be there representin'.

Thanks! :)
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