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Call Senator Byrd NOW to filibuster, prevent the vote on war!! Poll ends Monday!

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!

"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

Senate contacts:
http://www.senate.gov/senators/index.cfm

Byrd's email

senator_byrd@byrd.senate.gov

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add your own comments

Contact Gordon Smith and Ron Wyden, too! 06.Oct.2002 10:37

maxomai maxomai@aracnet.com

Unfortunately, Sen. Byrd's voice mail is full right now. However, you
can still voice your opposition to a war with Iraq (and your support for
a fillibuster) by contacting Senators Ron Wyden and Gordon Smith!

You can reach Senator Ron Wyden at 1-800-839-5276. Ask for Ron Wyden's office and be sure to include your NAME AND ADDRESS in the message.

You should also call Senator Gordon Smith, but his main voice mail box
is full right now .. so you'll have to call one of his branch offices:

(503)326-3386 (Portland -- full, but try on Monday morning)
(541)465-6750 (Eugene)
(541)278-1129 (Pendleton)
(541)608-9102 (Medford)
(541)318-1298 (Bend)

Don't be shy about leaving a message .. a full voice mail box is a happy voice mail box!

I would also recommend emailing them using their forms:
 http://gsmith.senate.gov/webform.htm
 http://wyden.senate.gov/mail.htm

Faxes are also a huge attention-grabber:
Gordon Smith: (202)228-3997 or (503)326-2900
Wyden: 202 228 2717

Be sure to include your NAME AND ADDRESS and the words NO WAR WITH IRAQ in all faxes and emails!

PLEASE pass this on! Thanks!