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Have you heard? Anti-war protesters...


Wednesday, February 26, 2003

Anti-war protesters flood D.C. with faxes, e-mails

By VANESSA PALO
ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER

WASHINGTON -- Anti-war protesters on Wednesday made hundreds of thousands of phone calls and sent faxes and e-mails to senators and the White House to voice their opposition to a war on Iraq as part of a "virtual march" on the nation's capital.

Senators, regardless of their position on the war, were barraged with calls. Other calls to both Democrat and Republican Senate offices could not be completed because of busy circuits.

"We will let out fingers do the marching and demand that our voices be heard," said Tom Andrews, the national director for Win for War, the group that organized the protest.

Andrews said about 400,000 people had registered through the group's website for the call-in campaign. By Wednesday afternoon, he projected the number of calls made and faxes sent exceeded 1 million.

The office of Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill. received more than 800 calls in a nearly four-hour span Wednesday morning, about twice the number of calls it usually receives. Durbin has opposed unilateral action in Iraq.

Durbin's spokesman Joe Shoemaker also said his office had received 18,000 e-mails since Tuesday afternoon, more than five times the number usually received.

The office of Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said their office was also flooded with calls, and some people were unable to get through. Feinstein voted to authorize the president to use military force to disarm Iraq if necessary.

"No one expressed annoyance," said Andrews, a former Democratic congressman from Maine. His group sent Senate staffers gift baskets for handling the increased calls and faxes.

House members were not targeted in the virtual protest.

So my friend caballero and I were talking last night and we thought it would be interesting if we went to an Anti-war protest rally and asked for sign-ups of those who would be interested in actually going to Iraq to protest... :)hahahahahhahahahaa

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