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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)

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

Richard Lugar (IN) 202-244-3814 Fax 202-228-0360 senator_lugar (at)

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)

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

Senator Carl Levin MI (202) 224-6221 Fax: (202) 224-1388 senator2 (at)

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

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

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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