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Help Prevent War with Iraq- Act now

by Q Tuesday, Sep. 24, 2002 at 3:22 PM

Judging by tallies offered by aides to a dozen other House and Senate members -- including Republicans and Democrats from areas that are normally hawkish as well as dovish -- a reluctance to embark on unilateral military action is the dominant theme of phone calls, letters and e-mail messages that have been pouring in to Capitol Hill in recent weeks.

Most said constituents' communications were running overwhelmingly against war, especially if the United States has to fight without strong allied support.

Aides to Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) counted 5,614 phone calls over the past six weeks, only 136 of which indicated support for unilateral military action, with letters reflecting about the same division. Phone calls to the office of Sen. Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) were running 8 to 1 against war, a Frist aide said. Rep. Charles W. Stenholm (D-Tex.), who represents a hawkish district, said calls and letters were running overwhelmingly against a unilateral strike until Bush's speech to the U.N. earlier this month. Now, he said, they are about 50-50. Only a couple of the offices reported a majority in favor of military action, although some questioned whether the communications accurately reflect their constituents' views.

Source:

Lawmakers Hear Pleas Against War

Monday, September 23, 2002; Page A01

http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A53134-2002Sep22?language=printer

Help Prevent War with Iraq

ACTION: (1) Please write to your representative.

You can do this here:

http://capwiz.com/fconl/issues/alert/?alertid=530051&type=CO

(2) On Monday afternoon, Sept. 23, please call your representative and encourage all your friends to do so as well. The message for both the letter and the call should be to urge your representative to oppose the war resolution.

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