In the preceding post we have reported the hearing announcement made by the House Ways & Means Committee for this Thursday, the 2nd of February.
Please note that RPAC has NOT YET called upon the entire genealogical community to submit formal statements for the record. While we would never discourage individual genealogists from sharing their concerns with their elected representatives, our recommendation at this time is that these formal statements come rather from societies and be consistent with the format specified by the Committee. FGS, NGS and IAJGS will be submitting such statements.
As telegraphed in our companion blog post of 28 January, RPAC is developing an alternative mechanism for the entire genealogical community to be counted in an appropriate but dramatic way. Although we indicated that an announcement would be made on Valentine’s Day, circumstances may dictate that we move that news to an earlier date. This will be a topic of discussion and coordination this week while many key players are attending RootsTech.
Our options and recommendations may change as a result of developments during and after Thursday’s hearing. The hearing will be broadcast live by streaming video available through a link on the Committee Web Page at: http://waysandmeans.house.gov/
Please stay tuned.