"THE AMERICAN PEOPLE NEED TO RESPOND" -- Senator Robert Byrd speaking on
"Donahue," October 3, 2002
Tonight (10/3) on Donahue, Sen. Byrd laid it on the line, calling for
Americans to speak up NOW against Bush's plans for war with Iraq. It's crunch time!
Sen. Byrd stated that the American people haven't gotten any answers to many important questions and the Constitution is being ignored because "We have an administration that is seeking power." "THE AMERICAN PEOPLE NEED TO RESPOND," he said, commenting that he is expecting to hear from the American people tomorrow! There are reports that Sen. Byrd would consider a filibuster if enough support is expressed, contingent on Senate rules being met. His office
is taking a poll on this possibility.
A report seen at the Democratic Underground says that on Monday, the House members who have been against that resolution are going to give the COUNT of those who have called e-mailed or faxed.
If you would like to take up Sen. Byrd's challenge and bolster dissenting House members, here are some ways to contact your Senators and Representatives:
Toll-free Capitol switchboard: 1-800-648-3516
(Ask for the Congressman's office and they will connect you! Keep trying if it's busy!)
Main number (not toll-free): 202-225-3121
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