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Don't just sit there and complain, SEND ' EM A LETTER!

 

United States Government

To Contact the White House:  www.whitehouse.gov  
To Contact your Senator:
 
www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm
To Contact your Congressperson:
www.house.gov

Don't know who your Congressperson is?  Click on "Write your Representative" then enter your state and zip code.  Voila!

For information on Congressional activity: thomas.loc.gov 

And don't just complain.  If they are getting it right, say so.


Some Liberal Organizations


Bill of Rights Defense Committee.  This is the central organizing site for the group that has been getting municipal governmental across the country to say they won't cooperate with the unconstitutional provisions of the Bush administration's USA PATRIOT Act and the Homeland Security Act.

Center for Voting and Democracy   CVD is one of the most important groups working to redress the corruption of American democracy.

NAACP.  The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the oldest and largest civil rights organization in the US, has been at the forefront of confronting the many charges of minority voters being intimidated and obstructed from voting in Florida.

Common Cause.  Common Cause promotes open, honest and accountable government; lobbies for reform legislation; and regularly publishes investigative research on the effects of money in politics.

Move On.  This is a powerful, effective site, mobilizing progressives on a wide variety of domestic and foreign issues, including Bush & Co.'s Iraq policy.  Move On is now is two-million-strong, and giving the Republicans fits with its creative actions, ads and analysis.

Public Campaign.  Public Campaign aims to dramatically reduce the role of special-interest money in America's elections and the influence of big contributors in American politics.

The Center for Public Integrity.  The Center for Public Integrity's mission is to provide the American public with the findings of its investigations and analyses of public service, government accountability, and ethics-related issues.

Center for Responsive Politics.  The CRP provides specific information on campaign finance spending, lobbyists, and business contributions to politicians (broken down by industry, region, and amount).

Global Exchange.  GE's Democracy Project organizes grassroots support for ongoing electoral reform efforts.

Poll Watch is trying to deal with the disappearance of exit-pollers that so marred the 2000 election.  It shows you how you can set up your own citizens' poll-watching group. 

The Center for Media and Democracy  is a nonprofit, public interest organization funded by individuals and nonprofit foundations and dedicated to investigative reporting on the public relations industry.  The CMD operates the website, "PR Watch." which offers investigative reporting on the public relations industry. 

Demos  is a policy organization focusing on issues of voting rights, economic opportunity, and  equality.


In Addition:

The American Civil Liberties Union: www.aclu.org  
Americans United for Separation of Church and State: www.au.org  
Amnesty International:  www.amnestyusa.org  
Citizens for Legitimate Government:  www.legitgov.org 
Citizens for Tax Justice: www.ctj.org 
Fairness and Accuracy in Media:  www.fair.org  
Handgun Control: www.handguncontrol.org  
The Interfaith Alliance: www.interfaithalliance.org  
The Justice Project: www.thejusticeproject.org  
League of Women Voters:  www.lwv.org 
National Priorities Project:  www.natprior.org 
People for the American Way: www.pfaw.org 
The Union of Concerned Scientists: www.ucsusa.org 
United for a Fair Economy: www.ufenet.org  

 

Some Anti-War Sites

Voter March.  www.votermarch.org.   Schedules of anti-war protests. 
No War With Iraq:  thenation.com/directory/view.mhtml?t=040307
Not in Our Name.  www.notinourname.net 
United for Peace: www.unitedforpeace.org 

 

Media Addresses

Corrections and additions will be greatly appreciated

Broadcast Media:

ABC News
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CBS Evening News
524 W. 57th St.
New York, NY 10019
www.cbsnews.com/sections/home/main100.shtml  

CNN (Cable News Network)
111 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20001-1461
www.cnn.com/feedback/

NBC News
30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10112
nightly@nbc.com

Public Broadcasting System
901 E Str., NW, FL. 3.
Washington, DC 20004
www.pbs.org/aboutsite/faq.html

Print Media:

The New York Times
229 West 43rd St.
New York, NY 10036
www.nytimes.com/ref/membercenter/help/infoservdirectory.html

Newsweek
251 W. 57th Street
New York, NY 10019-1894
letters@newsweek.com

Newsweek
1750 Pennsylvania Ave., Suite 1220
Washington, DC 20006-4502
www.msnbc.com/modules/newsweek/info/nwinfo_contactus.asp

Time Magazine
1050 Connecticut Ave, Suite 850
Washington, DC 20036-5303
letters@time.com

The Washington Post
1150 15th St. NW
Washington, DC 20071 

OPED@washpost.com

 

Fax Numbers and E-Mail:

New York Times             212-556-7614
Washington Post              310-277-3704
Time Magazine                212-522-1530
Newsweek                        212-445-4120
USA Today                      703-247-3108
Wall Street Journal          202-862-9266
National Public Radio      202-414-3329
Associated Press              202-776-9570
CNN                                 404-681-3578
Chicago Tribune               202-824-8302
Los Angeles Times          213-237-7968
San Francisco Chronicle  415-543-7708        letters@sfchronicle
San Diego Union              619-293-1440
Sacramento Bee              916-321-1196
Oakland Tribune              510-208-6477

 

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