Example of an intimidating excerpt from a cover letter.
"If you have any questions when reviewing these ballot items or think you may be voting negative, please contact me before you cast your ballot. Our goal is to get specifications in the books so industry can have a minimum standard to go by. I urge those of you that have issues with the specification proposals, after discussion, to save them for after the specifications have been approved and put into the books. If you vote negative, it must be substantiated. Please be assured that if you vote negative, your negative will be given due process, however, will be heavily scrutinized."