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2002-09-27

The Silenced Majority: Voters Across the Nation Are Flooding Their Elected Officials with Calls Demanding No Military Action in Iraq

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Republican and Democratic Senate offices report "overwhelming" opposition from their constituents to war with Iraq. This comes as Congress finalizes a war resolution on Iraq.

Yesterday Democracy Now surveyed 70 Republican and Democratic Senate offices.

Democracy Now! asked Senate aides to discuss the calls, letters, and faxes they have been receiving on the issue of possible U.S. military strike against Iraq. From Sen. Jesse Helms office to Joseph Leiberman’s staffers from Republican and Democratic offices report strong to "overwhelming" opposition from their constituents to U.S. war against Iraq. In Oregon, aides to a Republican Sen. reported they were receiving 400 calls a day almost entirely from opponents to war.

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  • Democracy Now! asked Senate aides to discuss the calls, letters, and faxes they have been receiving on the issue of possible U.S. military strike against Iraq.

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