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CONATACT THESE SENATORS TO FILLIBUSTER BUSH'S WAR (english)
09 Oct 2002
CONATACT THESE SENATORS (NOW!)TO FILLIBUSTER BUSH'S WAR !
THE TIME TO ACT IS NOW! CONTACT THESE SENATORS VIA
FREE TELEPHONE # IN ARTICLE BELOW, OR USE FREE
E-MAIL VIA WWW.CONGRESS.ORG
Citizens of America,

In the next few days, Congress is scheduled to vote on whether to grant George
Bush sole power to declare war on Iraq. The whole world and the U.N. are
nervously watching this decision.

Recent national polls show that most Americans do not support the rush to war
against Iraq.


In spite of this lack of support for the war, our Congress is apparently ready to
approve such a war. With the pressure of national elections nearing, the U.N.
vote pending, and only a few days before the congressional recess, this pivotal
decision in U.S. history may slip by without debate. One of the safeguards in our
Constitution for such rash decision making is the filibuster.

Many people feel torn or uneasy about the global consequences of going to war
with Iraq, but they have found these opinions difficult to voice. In the last four
days more and more brave public figures have begun raising U.S. and world
concerns about this issue. They have offered hope that at least one Senator will
represent the true public sentiment.

Still, time is running out. Once this upcoming vote has been passed, the decision
will be irreversible. A filibuster is the only chance we have to avoid a rash
decision. This tactic has worked in the past -- just last week, the threat of
filibuster in the Senate caused the controversial Homeland Security Bill to be
delayed for more careful consideration.

If you are one of the many people who are torn on this issue, it is essential that
you support any Senator who has shown concern about the vague language of
this bill. It only takes one Senator to filibuster and to represent the many who
feel uncomfortable about the timing and ramifications of this bill.

Below you will find a list of Senators who have already begun to voice the
country's concerns about this bill. You can call their office between 9am and
6pm Eastern Standard Time (Mon-Fri), or email anytime!

*** You can also access through the toll-free switchboard at 1-800-648-3516 ****


Senator Edward M. Kennedy MA (202) 224-4543 Fax: (202) 224-2417
email in form at or senator (at) kennedy.senate.gov

Senator Robert Byrd VW (202) 224-3954 Fax: (202) 228-0002
senator_byrd (at) byrd.senate.gov

Richard Lugar (IN) 202-244-3814 Fax 202-228-0360
senator_lugar (at) lugar.senate.gov

Senator Dianne Feinstein CA (202) 224-3841 Fax: (202) 228-3954
email in form at

Senator Russell D. Feingold WI (202) 224-5323 Fax: (202) 224-2725
Russell_Feingold (at) feingold.senate.gov

Senator Joseph R Biden Jr. DE (202) 224-5042 FAX (202)-224-0139
Senator (at) Biden.Senate.gov

Senator Carl Levin MI (202) 224-6221 Fax: (202) 224-1388
senator2 (at) levin.senate.gov

Senator Patrick J. Leahy VT (202) 224-4242 Fax: (202) 224-3479
senator_leahy (at) leahy.senate.gov

Senator Majority Leader Tom Daschle SD (202) 224-2321 Fax: (202) 224-6603
email in form at

ADDITIONAL SENATORS TO CONTACT:

DURBIN
WYDEN
JEFFORDS

You do not have to be a constituent. Simply ask them to organize a filibuster on
the vote on Iraq.

*** You can also access through the toll-free switchboard at 1-800-648-3516 ****

If no filibuster is enacted it "appears likely that there will be at least 70 or 80
votes in the Senate to give the President authority to attack Iraq." This bill will
affect everyone's lives for years to come. As we have learned from history, once
wars begin they are nearly impossible to stop.

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