CALL NOW to support new DROP THE DEBT legislation! - U2 Feedback

Go Back   U2 Feedback > Lypton Village > Free Your Mind > Free Your Mind Archive
Click Here to Login
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 02-06-2003, 09:45 AM   #1
New Yorker
 
Sherry Darling's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Virginia
Posts: 2,857
Local Time: 12:35 PM
CALL NOW to support new DROP THE DEBT legislation!

Okay, all, here's the inside scoop from Jubilee USA. The Senate is trying to get new debt relief legislation thru; it'll pass the Senate but might get stuck in the House if we don't LET OUR REPS KNOW how we feel! If you live in

Connecticut
Ohio
Illinois
Arizona

and/or have the following Reps

Biggert (Il), Hyde (Il), Oxley (Oh), Shays(Ct), Hastert (Il), or Kolbe (Az)

please make a call or send a letter. Phone #'s and addresses are at http://www.congress.com house.gov. It's essential that this happens by EARLY NEXT week since that's when this legistlation, which will cut the debt of some developing nations in half, is being considered. We NEED at least 20 letters from each district. Let's get going!

Here's a sample letter.

Dear Representative (Name):

I am writing to express my support for deeper debt cancellation for impoverished countries. Debt relief has proven to be effective in putting kids in school and saving lives through increased access to health care. However, debt relief has not gone far enough. Debt service has only been lowered by one-third for a handful of countries.

Complete debt cancellation is needed to make the our foreign aid and President’s AIDS initiative effective. Debt relief will also help ensure global security through poverty reduction.

Please co-sponsor the Debt Relief Enhancement bill, to be introduced by Rep. Chris Smith, which will provide an additional $1 billion in debt relief for poor countries, especially those burdened by AIDS. Please contact Rep. Smith’s office to co-sponsor the bill and find out more information.

Please let me know your position on co-sponsoring the bill for deeper debt relief for impoverished countries.

Sincerely,

Your Name

Your Address


Thanks in advance,
SD
__________________

__________________
Sherry Darling is offline  
Old 02-06-2003, 03:43 PM   #2
Blue Crack Addict
 
meegannie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Norwich, England
Posts: 15,798
Local Time: 04:35 PM
Just to let you know, if you're sending a letter to get your representative to sign on as an original co-sponsor of this bill, the letter won't get to the office for a couple of weeks because it has to be irradiated first.
__________________

__________________
meegannie is offline  
Old 02-06-2003, 04:48 PM   #3
Refugee
 
BostonAnne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Massachusetts, USA
Posts: 2,052
Local Time: 12:35 PM
So it sounds like calling is the way to go on this. Maybe this thread could be re-named:

Attention Connecticut, Ohio, Illinois & Arizona Residents!

It might get helpers that wouldn't normally check into this thread! If this helps - here are the phone #'s to call:


Judy Biggert - Illinois

Washington, DC Office
Phone: 202-225-3515
Fax: 202-225-9420

District Office
Phone: 630-655-2052
Fax: 630-655-1061

Henry Hyde (Congress) - Illinois
ILLINOIS OFFICE
(630) 832-5950

WASHINGTON, DC
OFFICE
(202) 225-4561

Dennis Hastert - Illinois
Washington, DC. Office
Phone: (202) 225-2976
Fax: (202) 225-0697

Batavia, IL Office
Phone: (630) 406-1114
Fax: (630) 406-1808

Dixon, IL Office
Phone: (815) 288-0680
Fax: (815) 288-0743

Congressman Michael Oxley - Ohio
Washington Office
202-225-2676

Within the state of Ohio only, Congressman Oxley has established the following toll-free number: 1-800-472-4154.

Christopher Shays, Connecticut

Telephone:

Bridgeport 203/579-5870
Norwalk 203/866-6469
Stamford 203/357-8277
Washington, DC 202/225-5541

By Fax:
Bridgeport 203/579-0771
Washington 202/225-9629
Stamford: 203/357-1050

Representative Jim Kolbe, Arizona
Washington, DC
202-225-2542

Tucson, AZ 520-881-3588
Sierra Vista, AZ 520-459-3115
__________________
BostonAnne is offline  
Old 02-06-2003, 04:51 PM   #4
Blue Crack Addict
 
meegannie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Norwich, England
Posts: 15,798
Local Time: 04:35 PM
Right, and please only call YOUR representatives.
__________________
meegannie is offline  
Old 02-06-2003, 04:56 PM   #5
Refugee
 
BostonAnne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Massachusetts, USA
Posts: 2,052
Local Time: 12:35 PM
meegannie, you are right!

Sherry - Are there missing Reps that need to be contacted? A few of the names in your list are from Congress.

Thanks!
__________________
BostonAnne is offline  
Old 02-06-2003, 06:43 PM   #6
New Yorker
 
Scarletwine's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Outside it's Amerika
Posts: 2,746
Local Time: 11:35 AM
Has anybody been to www.acloserwalk.org?
I read the journals and cried my eyes out. It is so amazing the stories he had in hte journal. If you haven't be sure to check it out.
__________________
Scarletwine is offline  
Old 02-06-2003, 07:26 PM   #7
Blue Crack Addict
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Posts: 17,927
Local Time: 11:35 AM
I don't live in those states, but it is so important to remember this! It's crucial even though there is money for AIDS in the budget (and don't forget to tell your reps you are for that too!) Thank you so much Sherry, you are an Scarletwine, I will go check out that link now.
__________________
U2Kitten is offline  
Old 02-06-2003, 07:43 PM   #8
Rock n' Roll Doggie
ALL ACCESS
 
hiphop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: in the jungle
Posts: 7,410
Local Time: 06:35 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by meegannie
Right, and please only call YOUR representatives.
Too many calls lately?
__________________
hiphop is offline  
Old 02-06-2003, 07:46 PM   #9
Blue Crack Addict
 
meegannie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Norwich, England
Posts: 15,798
Local Time: 04:35 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by whenhiphopdrovethebigcars


Too many calls lately?
LOL! No, thankfully, I don't have to answer the phones!!
__________________
meegannie is offline  
Old 02-06-2003, 07:50 PM   #10
Rock n' Roll Doggie
ALL ACCESS
 
hiphop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: in the jungle
Posts: 7,410
Local Time: 06:35 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by meegannie


LOL! No, thankfully, I don't have to answer the phones!!
Good for you! The World Bank was not too friendly on the phone either. But thats none of my business.
__________________
hiphop is offline  
Old 02-06-2003, 07:54 PM   #11
Blue Crack Addict
 
meegannie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Norwich, England
Posts: 15,798
Local Time: 04:35 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by whenhiphopdrovethebigcars


Good for you! The World Bank was not too friendly on the phone either. But thats none of my business.
I hate when people are needlessly rude.
__________________
meegannie is offline  
Old 02-06-2003, 08:16 PM   #12
Rock n' Roll Doggie
ALL ACCESS
 
hiphop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: in the jungle
Posts: 7,410
Local Time: 06:35 PM
Well, I liked them anyway. I mean they´re the World Bank. Its just... yeah, I would have liked if I could have felt them smile through the phone. But with structural adjustment, that won´t work, I get it (they have to practise how to be rude with Africans, lol).

Have you read the great book by Joseph Stiglitz, "Globalisation and its discontents", meegannie? I can highly recommend it, if you´re interested. A critical, yet fair (?) insider view from an economist + nobel prize winner who worked for the World Bank.
__________________
hiphop is offline  
Old 02-06-2003, 09:19 PM   #13
New Yorker
 
Sherry Darling's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Virginia
Posts: 2,857
Local Time: 12:35 PM
This is great, ladies and gents! Yes, definitely give a call and send a letter. What I'd really love, and this is a whole new level of Angeldom, is to get some of you fine Interference Angels to visit your rep if you can.

PLEASE send your letter to your rep's state office, not the DC one. Meeganie brings up a good point. Security is not quite as tight. Remember you can fax, too.

Boston Anne, you're an for posting all that. I've been emailing and calling people all day and my fingers just ran out.

Bless ya!

Anyone know how I rename a thread?

SD

PS Whenhiphop-- yes, terrific book...I just finished it!

PPS Boston Anne *cough* could I ask you to post this at Zootopia? I never get much response there but I think they might know you better.

__________________
Sherry Darling is offline  
Old 02-06-2003, 09:47 PM   #14
Blue Crack Addict
 
verte76's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: hoping for changes
Posts: 23,331
Local Time: 04:35 PM
Damn, I'm not from any of these states. My Congressman, Spencer Bachus, is a debt relief suppporter. I wonder if it would help if I wrote him a letter and asked him to lobby.
__________________
verte76 is offline  
Old 02-06-2003, 09:51 PM   #15
Refugee
 
BostonAnne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Massachusetts, USA
Posts: 2,052
Local Time: 12:35 PM
Sherry, should calls go to the Congressmen
Henry Hyde - Illinois and Congressman Michael Oxley - Ohio? Are there missing Reps from these states?

I'm starting a thread at Zootopia, no problem, and thought I would list the #'s again.

Thanks!

Anne
__________________

__________________
BostonAnne is offline  
 

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:35 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright © Interference.com