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Call Reps! Pro-war against Iraq bill in house!

A BILL is going to be voted on in Congress either Monday or Tuesday. The bill states that "the refusal by Iraq to admit United Nations weapons inspectors into any facility covered by the provisions of Security Council Resolution 687 should be considered an act of aggression against the United States and its allies." Rep Blumeanuer is on the committee!
Please Call the Reps listed below. Note that Blumenauer (Portland, Oregon) is on the International Affairs Committee. Calling him is of special import!

A BILL is going to be voted on in Congress either Monday or Tuesday. The bill states that "the refusal by Iraq to admit United Nations weapons inspectors into any facility covered by the provisions of Security Council Resolution 687 should be considered an act of aggression against the United States and its allies."

Rep. Ron Paul is circulating a letter in opposition.


PLEASE FORWARD WIDELY
International Affairs Committee Drafting Resolution to Authorize Bombing of Iraq
Rep. Ron Paul Circulating Congressional Letter in Opposition

Friends - As many of you know, there has been immense pressure building recently within the Bush Administration, and the media, to make Iraq the next target in our unending war against terrorism. Now a number of members of Congress have written a letter urging President Bush to do just that, and this coming Tuesday the House International Relations Committee will be drafting a resolution to authorize attacks on Iraq. (Much greater attacks than what we have been doing already, aimed at overthrowing Saddam Hussein.) It will, among other things, stipulate that any refusal of Iraq to grant access to UN inspectors to any site in Iraq will be considered an "act of aggression against the United States." Con. Ron Paul of Texas is circulating a letter opposing any attacks on Iraq. While not a pacifist letter, it does clearly state that there
will be massive loss of life if we do this, that pretty much the rest of the world opposes us doing this, that even our allies freely acknowledge that there is no evidence that Iraq had anything to do with the September 11 bombing, and that taking military action against them would thus go well beyond the original resolution authorizing use of force in Afghanistan.
Please circulate this message to all your group and personal email listserves, and urge your group members, colleagues or friends to call their Represenatives immediately (as in Monday and Tuesday) to speak against the bombing of Iraq, and to urge them to sign on to Rep. Paul's
letter. While all members of Congress are important, the members of the House International Relations Committee are particularly so, and they are listed below. If you would like a faxed copy of Ron Paul's letter, please send a request to  cbenzschawel@peace-action.org
PLEASE TAKE ACTION NOW TO PREVENT THIS WAR FROM SPREADING EVEN FURTHER

Members of the House International Relations Committee

Henry J. Hyde, Chairman < http://www.house.gov/hyde> (R-IL) --> (202)
225-4561
Republicans to the <left> and Democrats to the <right> in this table below

Benjamin A. Gilman < http://www.house.gov/gilman> , New York -> (202)
225-3776
< http://www.house.gov/lantos> Tom Lantos (Ranking Member), California
-> (202) 225-3531

< http://www.house.gov/leach> James A. Leach, Iowa -> (202) 225-6576
Howard L. Berman < http://www.house.gov/berman> , California -> (202)
225-4695

Doug Bereuter < http://www.house.gov/bereuter> , Nebraska -> (202)
225-4806
Gary L. Ackerman < http://www.house.gov/ackerman> , New York -> (202)
225-2601

Christopher H. Smith < http://www.house.gov/chrissmith> , New Jersey ->
(202) 225-3765
Eni F. H. Faleomavaega < http://www.house.gov/faleomavaega> , American
Samoa -> (202) 225-8577

Dan Burton < http://www.house.gov/burton> , Indiana -> (202) 225-2276
Donald M. Payne < http://www.house.gov/payne> , New Jersey -> (202)
225-3436

Elton Gallegly < http://www.house.gov/gallegly> , California -> (202)
225-5811
Robert Menendez < http://menendez.house.gov> , New Jersey -> (202)
225-7919

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen < http://www.house.gov/ros-lehtinen> , Florida ->
(202) 225-3931
Sherrod Brown < http://www.house.gov/sherrodbrown> , Ohio -> (202)
225-3401

Cass Ballenger < http://www.house.gov/ballenger> , North Carolina ->
(202) 225-2576
Cynthia A. McKinney < http://www.house.gov/mckinney> , Georgia -> (202)
225-1605 (AMAZING WOMAN!!)

Dana Rohrabacher < http://www.house.gov/rohrabacher> , California ->
(202) 225-2415
Earl F. Hilliard < http://www.house.gov/hilliard> , Alabama -> (202)
225-2665

Edward R. Royce < http://www.house.gov/royce> , California -> (202)
225-4111
Brad Sherman < http://www.house.gov/sherman> , California -> (202)
225-5911

Peter T. King < http://www.house.gov/king> , New York -> (202) 225-7896
Robert Wexler < http://www.house.gov/wexler> , Florida -> (202) 225-3001

Steve Chabot < http://www.house.gov/chabot> , Ohio -> (202) 225-2216
Jim Davis < http://www.house.gov/jimdavis> , Florida -> (202) 225-3376

Amo Houghton < http://www.house.gov/houghton> , New York -> (202)
225-3161
Eliot L. Engel < http://www.house.gov/engel> , New York -> (202)
225-2464

John M. McHugh < http://www.house.gov/mchugh> , New York -> : (202)
225-4611
William D. Delahunt < http://www.house.gov/delahunt> , Massachusetts ->
(202) 225-3111

Richard Burr < http://www.house.gov/burr> , North Carolina -> (202)
225-2071
Gregory W. Meeks < http://www.house.gov/meeks> , New York -> (202)
225-3461

John Cooksey < http://www.house.gov/cooksey> , Louisiana -> (202)
225-8490
Barbara Lee < http://www.house.gov/lee> , California -> (202) 225-2661
(THE WOMAN!!)

Thomas G. Tancredo < http://www.house.gov/tancredo> , Colorado -> (202)
225-7882
Joseph Crowley < http://www.house.gov/crowley> , New York -> (202)
225-3965

Ron Paul < http://www.house.gov/paul> , Texas -> (202) 225-2831 (big
cheer to Ron Paul!)
Joseph M. Hoeffel < http://www.house.gov/hoeffel> , Pennsylvania ->
(202)
225-6111

Nick Smith < http://www.house.gov/nicksmith> , Michigan -> (202)
225-6276
Earl Blumenauer < http://www.house.gov/blumenauer> , Oregon -> (202)
225-4811

Joseph R. Pitts < http://www.house.gov/pitts> , Pennsylvania -> (202)
225-2411
Shelley Berkley < http://www.house.gov/berkley> , Nevada -> (202)
225-5965

Darrell E. Issa, California -> (202) 225-3906
Grace Napolitano < http://www.house.gov/napolitano> , California ->
(202)
225-5256

Eric Cantor, Virginia -> (202) 225-2815
Adam B. Schiff < http://www.house.gov/schiff> , California -> : (202)
225-4176

Jeff Flake < http://www.house.gov/flake> , Arizona -> (202) 225-2635
Diane E. Watson, California -> (202) 225-7084

Brian D. Kerns, Indiana -> (202) 225-5805


Jo Ann Davis < http://www.house.gov/joanndavis> , Virginia -> 202. 225.
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