In response, we at UnansweredQuestions.org have decided to spearhead a citizen activism campaign, beginning this Summer leading into the first open Joint Congressional Intelligence Committee Hearings now postponed until September. We intend to ask citizens to phone, fax, and email the offices of the four key Intelligence Committee chairmen: Sen. Bob Graham (D-FL), Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL), Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), and Rep. Porter Goss (R-FL), and the Intelligence Committee office.
We will ask U.S. citizens to take a half hour to one hour each day to sit by the phone to call and /or fax these 5 offices to request an aggressive and open investigation dealing with all key unanswered questions surrounding 9/11. If the phone is busy (others share
your displeasure!), proceed on to another of the 5 offices. Use questions from the UQ website, be very courteous and non-inflammatory, and stick to the generally acknowledged and well-sourced questions (See Top 11 Talking Points/Questions.)
According to my research and experience, it will take only 250-350 3-5 minute calls EACH day to ONE OFFICE to render it unable to conduct normal business -- making your protest over soft investigations quite apparent. And if one of these Members is from YOUR state, make sure to let them know!
We will also call for volunteers from key states and districts with vulnerable (51-56% of last election vote) Senators or Representatives to organize phone, fax, email campaigns to influence the vote PRIOR to the fall primaries or elections. In these races, we will attempt to make an aggressive 9/11 investigation THE key issue in the campaign. And remember the Senate Control is ONE VOTE, with the House down to only FOUR VOTE CONTROL with JC Watts retiring today.
On June 28 I had a private meeting in her office with Governor Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), who is running for Senator in November, along with 3 victim family members -- making her aware of the important 9/11 issues and questions. She told me that she will watch the SEPTEMBER 10 NEW HAMPSHIRE PRIMARY very carefully. It occurs the day before the one-year anniversary of the attacks; but more importantly, a hand-picked Bush confidante is challenging a sitting Republican to run against Shaheen.
Congressman John Sununu, Jr. (R-NH), son of former NH Governor and Bush the Elder Chief of Staff John Sununu, Sr., is challenging incumbent Senator Bob Smith (R-NH) for the Republican nomination to run against Shaheen in November. It is quite unusual to challenge a two term sitting Senator of the same party, especially when the Senate control hangs in the balance!
We will therefore ask for immediate phone, fax, email activism regarding Smith, Sununu, and Shaheen, hoping to begin an early groundswell to force candidates to take a stand in support of an aggressive investigation. Also, begin to make YOUR suggestions to the UQ Activism Team about who might be vulnerable candidates, especially as it concerns the 9/11 investigation.
As the fall approaches, we will commence plans for possible rallies, conferences and personal lobbying in the halls of congress in Washington, DC just prior to the November elections in the House and Senate. So stay tuned to the UQ Activism Page! We will highlight the updates on the Home Page with a short sentence or notes of reminder. Are YOU with us? YOUR INFLUENCE COUNTS -- USE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tom Flocco, co-chair
The UQ Team