I think that it would be helpful if everyone physically boycotted the meeting. We would just send in the usual written testimony and instead of in-person testimony, people could send in DVDs or testify by phone. This would accomplish almost all of the good of testifying in person; and would also have the benefits of sending a protest message and save people the considerable resources it takes to attend the meetings in person. I think those resources could be much better spent on additional advocacy. Even if there isn't a formal coordinated physical boycott, I would still urge individual advocates to testify by DVD or phone and put the saved resources into more advocacy. Maximizing our scarce resources is extremely important.