Sept 18

Hi all,

Although our leaders are under tremendous pressure to act in the aftermath of the terrible events of Sept. 11th, it's important to let them know that we support justice, not escalating violence, which would only play into the terrorists' hands.

I hope you'll join me in signing an online statement of support for "Justice, not Terror" at:


Sept 17th--from Carla

Here's an online antiwar petition, if you feel so inclined. There isn't much time, though.

"It is easier to lead men to combat,
stirring up their passions, than to restrain
them and direct them toward the
patient labors of peace."

--Andre Gide, 1938


I'm passing along my friend Colin's very articulate and potent letter for those of you who are of like mind and feel like agitating from afar.




Sorry for the spam. If you like me are horrified by the Bush administration's call for military retaliation to Tuesdays awful events, feel free to cut and paste as much of the following letter as you want into letters, phone calls, or faxes of your own. For your convenience, I've also included contact information for a few key elected officials.

If you disagree with my views, sorry to have bothered you with this.




Senator Barbara Boxer
112 Hart Building
Washington, DC 20510
PHONE: 202.224.3553
FAX: 415.956.6701 (they assure me that SF faxes forward to DC)

Senator Dianne Feinstein
331 Hart Building
Washington, DC 20510
PHONE: 202.224.3841
FAX: 202.228.3954

Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi
2457 Rayburn Building
Washingtron, DC 20515
PHONE: 202.225.4965
FAX: 202.225.8259

Congresswoman Lynn C. Woolsey
439 Cannon Building
Washington, DC 20515
PHONE: 202.225.5161
FAX: 202.225.5163

Congressman Mike Thompson
415 Cannon Building
Washington, DC 20515
PHONE: 202.225.3311
FAX: 202.225.4335


September 13, 2001

Dear ____,

I am an active, registered voter and a long-time supporter of your campaign.

Even as I condemn the events of this past Tuesday, I must convey in the strongest possible terms my categorical DISAPPROVAL of the President's plans to respond with use of force, and of ANY congressional action that approves money for such a plan. Such chest-beating is nearly as sickening as the acts of terrorism that inspired it.

Elected officials must not forget that a substantial percentage of Americans no longer believe in antiquated, militaristic 'eye for an eye' paradigms, but rather in seeking new alternatives that embrace compassion, understanding, communication, and peacefulness.

This precarious moment in history calls for a cool head, not a hot retaliatory temper, and the President is wrong when he claims he has 'universal' support for his actions.

Please feel free to contact me.