Saturday, September 30, 2006

US Senators and Representatives sign letter in support of the Western Sahara

Last month Aminatou Haidar and her entourage did a Hill blitz for the Western Sahara. It culminated in this letter to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, signed by several senators and representatives. Here's the honor roll. Send an email their way if any of these fine people represent you in Congress, or even if they don't. I emailed Patrick Leahy and Sheila Jackson Lee.

-Senator James Inhofe R-OK (who is originally interested in the issue because one of his constituents hassled him about it for a while. He also thinks English should be the national language and brags that no one in his family is gay, but strange bedfellows and all that)

-Senator Patrick Leahy D-VT

-Senator Jim DeMint R-SC

-Senator Russ Feingold D-WI (this is awesome, and totally makes up for him never responding to emails I've sent him about the Western Sahara)

-Representative Chris Smith R-NJ

-Representative Ed Royce R-CA

-Representative Joseph Pitts R-PA (he operates this Western Sahara website)

-Representative Barbara Lee D-CA

-Representative Zach Wamp R-TN

-Representative Diane Watson D-CA

-Representative John Boozman R-AK

-Representative Julia Carson D-IN

-Representative Betty McCollum Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (awesome!)-MN

-Representative Robin Hayes R-NC

-Representative Bennie Thompson D-MS

-Representative Sheila Jackson Lee D-TX (from Houston, even!)

These people know what's up about the Western Sahara.

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