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one more post on the internet censorship bill...

the telecommunications reform bill is coming before the senate this 
week, and the matter of the communications decency act may well be 
resolved one way or the other within the next 2 weeks.  i'm not going to 
start spamming this group, i promise, but i did want to make this 
available and ask once again that people please help keep the internet 
free and defend our constitutional rights.  calling your senator is 
everybody's right - it takes 2 minutes of your day, mere pennies on your 
phone bill.

						...melys, who promises
						to stop beating this horse
						as soon as it falls down. 

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Wed, 7 Jun 95 11:58:13 EDT
To: melys@cybernetics.net
Subject: Our latest alert on the Communications Decency Act


	Update: -Senate changes gears, we're caught with little time
		-What You Can Do Now (US and non-US citizens)

			   June 6, 1995


      Distributed by the Voters Telecommunications Watch (vtw@vtw.org)

	The Latest News
	What You Can Do Now -- U.S. and non-U.S. citizens
	Senate Contact List
        For More Information
        List Of Participating Organizations


The Senate is ready to act on the Telecommunications Reform Bill this
week, perhaps as soon as Wednesday, June 7th.  We had thought the
Counter Terrorism bill would take all week, but the Senate changed its
schedule without consulting us. :-)

(We sincerely apologize for issuing another alert on the heels of the
prior one, but the Senate's readiness to move on this legislation was
not anticipated.  We'll watch out for such a situation again and avoid
releasing two alerts to close together in the future. We also apologize
for the length of this Alert, but it contains the entire Senate contact

Note that there are few people who don't know about the bill.  However
if you are unfamiliar with the bill, take a moment to retrieve the
materials listed in the "For More Information" section.

WHAT YOU CAN DO NOW -- U.S. and non-U.S. citizens

The Telecomm Reform Bill, will, in all likelihood, include either the
Exon Amendment (formerly the Communications Decency Act) or the Leahy
Amendment. It is essential that the Leahy language be substituted for
Exon's, and therefore it is essential:

1. That all citizens call or fax their Senators as soon as possible.
   There is no time for written letters and email is too easily
   discounted or ignored. Non-U.S. citizens should contact Vice
   President Gore.  Note, if you decide to send a fax, you'll want to
   write an expanded version of the statement below.

   It's very important that you always be cool, collected, and polite.

   U.S. citizens:

	<call your Senators' offices, contact info below>
	"Hello, Senator ________'s office"
	"Hi, I'm a constituent and would like to register my
	 opinion on the Telecommunications Reform bill to the 		
	"Hold On please.  Alright, go ahead."
	"Please vote to remove the Communications Decency Act provision
         (Title 4 of S652) from the Telecomm Reform bill and 
	 replace it with the Leahy alternative (S714).  My name and 
	 address is ________."
	"Thanks for calling." 

   Non-U.S. citizens:
	<call, fax, or send email to Vice President Gore>
	"Dear Vice President Gore,

	 The world looks to the United States as one leader in 
	 developing a Global Information Infrastructure.  Title 4 of
	 the Telecomm Reform bill (the Communications Decency Act)
     	 imperils that leadership.  Please work to remove it from the
	 Telecomm Reform bill (S652) and replace it with Senator
 	 Leahy's sensible alternative (S714).  I'm calling from

2. Send VTW a note telling us what you did. If you contacted your two
   Senators, send a letter to vtw@vtw.org with a subject line of
   "XX ack" where "XX" is your state.  For example:

	To: vtw@vtw.org
	Subject: OH ack

	I called my Ohio Senators and expressed my opinion.

   If you contact Senators outside your state, please let us know what
   state you're from.  

   If you contacted Vice President Gore, send a letter to vtw@vtw.org with
   a subject line of "gore ack".  For example:

	To: vtw@vtw.org
	Subject: gore ack

	I called VP Gore and expressed my opinion.  I'm from France.

   An automatic responder will return an updated contact tally.

3. Forward this Alert to relevant forums on other online services and
   BBS's.  Check the letter you get back to see which Senators are
   underrepresented by citizen contacts. Forward the Alert to any
   friends and colleagues in those states.

4. If you haven't yet signed the petition to support Sen. Leahy,
   do so now.  Send mail to vtw@vtw.org with a subject line of
   "send petition" for directions.

5. Congratulate yourself!  Your two-minute activism joins that of many
   thousands of others over the past two months. 


Vice President Gore can be reached at:

	White House comment line
		Telephone: (202) 456-1111 (M-F 9-5 EST)
		Facsimile: (202) 456-2461 (M-F 9-5 EST)
		Email:	    vice-president@whitehouse.gov

US Senate Listing:

      D ST Name (Party)               Phone           Fax
      = == ============		      =====	      ===
      R AK Murkowski, Frank H.        1-202-224-6665  1-202-224-5301
      R AK Stevens, Ted               1-202-224-3004  1-202-224-1044
      D AL Heflin, Howell T.          1-202-224-4124  1-202-224-3149
      R AL Shelby, Richard C.         1-202-224-5744  1-202-224-3416
      D AR Bumpers, Dale              1-202-224-4843  1-202-224-6435
      D AR Pryor, David               1-202-224-2353  1-202-224-8261
      R AZ Kyl, Jon                   1-202-224-4521  1-202-224-2302
      R AZ McCain, John               1-202-224-2235  1-202-228-2862
      D CA Boxer, Barbara             1-202-224-3553  na
      D CA Feinstein, Dianne          1-202-224-3841  1-202-228-3954
      D CO Campbell, Ben N.           1-202-224-5852  1-202-225-0228
      R CO Brown, Henry               1-202-224-5941  1-202-224-6471
      D CT Dodd, Christopher J.       1-202-224-2823  na
      D CT Lieberman, Joseph I.       1-202-224-4041  1-202-224-9750
      D DE Biden Jr., Joseph R.       1-202-224-5042  1-202-224-0139
      R DE Roth Jr.  William V.       1-202-224-2441  1-202-224-2805
      D FL Graham, Robert             1-202-224-3041  1-202-224-2237
      R FL Mack, Connie               1-202-224-5274  1-202-224-8022
      D GA Nunn, Samuel               1-202-224-3521  1-202-224-0072
      R GA Coverdell, Paul            1-202-224-3643  1-202-228-3783
      D HI Akaka, Daniel K.           1-202-224-6361  1-202-224-2126
      D HI Inouye, Daniel K.          1-202-224-3934  1-202-224-6747
      D IA Harkin, Thomas             1-202-224-3254  1-202-224-7431
      R IA Grassley, Charles E.       1-202-224-3744  1-202-224-6020
      R ID Craig, Larry E.            1-202-224-2752  1-202-224-2573
      R ID Kempthorne, Dirk           1-202-224-6142  1-202-224-5893
      D IL Moseley-Braun, Carol       1-202-224-2854  1-202-224-2626
      D IL Simon, Paul                1-202-224-2152  1-202-224-0868
      R IN Coats, Daniel R.           1-202-224-5623  1-202-224-8964
      R IN Lugar, Richard G.          1-202-224-4814  1-202-224-7877
      R KS Dole, Robert               1-202-224-6521  1-202-224-8952
      R KS Kassebaum, Nancy L.        1-202-224-4774  1-202-224-3514
      D KY Ford, Wendell H.           1-202-224-4343  1-202-224-0046
      R KY McConnell, Mitch           1-202-224-2541  1-202-224-2499
      D LA Breaux, John B.            1-202-224-4623  na
      D LA Johnston, J. Bennett       1-202-224-5824  1-202-224-2952
      D MA Kennedy, Edward M.         1-202-224-4543  1-202-224-2417
      D MA Kerry, John F.             1-202-224-2742  1-202-224-8525
      D MD Mikulski, Barbara A.       1-202-224-4654  1-202-224-8858
      D MD Sarbanes, Paul S.          1-202-224-4524  1-202-224-1651
      R ME Snowe, Olympia             1-202-224-5344  1-202-224-6853
      R ME Cohen, William S.          1-202-224-2523  1-202-224-2693
      D MI Levin, Carl                1-202-224-6221  na
      R MI Abraham, Spencer           1-202-224-4822  1-202-224-8834
      D MN Wellstone, Paul            1-202-224-5641  1-202-224-8438
      R MN Grams, Rod                 1-202-224-3244  1-202-224-9931
      R MO Bond, Christopher S.       1-202-224-5721  1-202-224-8149
      R MO Ashcroft, John             1-202-224-6154  na
      R MS Cochran, Thad              1-202-224-5054  1-202-224-3576
      R MS Lott, Trent                1-202-224-6253  1-202-224-2262
      D MT Baucus, Max                1-202-224-2651  na
      R MT Burns, Conrad R.           1-202-224-2644  1-202-224-8594
      R NC Faircloth, D. M.           1-202-224-3154  1-202-224-7406
      R NC Helms, Jesse               1-202-224-6342  1-202-224-7588
      D ND Conrad, Kent               1-202-224-2043  1-202-224-7776
      D ND Dorgan, Byron L.           1-202-224-2551  1-202-224-1193
      D NE Exon, J. J.                1-202-224-4224  1-202-224-5213
      D NE Kerrey, Bob                1-202-224-6551  1-202-224-7645
      R NH Gregg, Judd                1-202-224-3324  1-202-224-4952
      R NH Smith, Robert              1-202-224-2841  1-202-224-1353
      D NJ Bradley, William           1-202-224-3224  1-202-224-8567
      D NJ Lautenberg, Frank R.       1-202-224-4744  1-202-224-9707
      D NM Bingaman, Jeff             1-202-224-5521  na
      R NM Domenici, Pete V.          1-202-224-6621  1-202-224-7371
      D NV Bryan, Richard H.          1-202-224-6244  1-202-224-1867
      D NV Reid, Harry                1-202-224-3542  1-202-224-7327
      D NY Moynihan, Daniel P.        1-202-224-4451  na
      R NY D'Amato, Alfonse M.        1-202-224-6542  1-202-224-5871
      D OH Glenn, John                1-202-224-3353  1-202-224-7983
      R OH Dewine, Michael            1-202-224-2315  1-202-224-6519
      R OK Inhofe, James              1-202-224-4721
      R OK Nickles, Donald            1-202-224-5754  1-202-224-6008
      R OR Hatfield, Mark O.          1-202-224-3753  1-202-224-0276
      R OR Packwood, Robert           1-202-224-5244  1-202-228-3576
      R PA Santorum, Rick             1-202-224-6324  1-202-228-4991
      R PA Specter, Arlen             1-202-224-4254  1-202-224-1893
      D RI Pell, Claiborne            1-202-224-4642  1-202-224-4680
      R RI Chafee, John H.            1-202-224-2921  na
      D SC Hollings, Ernest F.        1-202-224-6121  1-202-224-4293
      R SC Thurmond, Strom            1-202-224-5972  1-202-224-1300
      D SD Daschle, Thomas A.         1-202-224-2321  1-202-224-2047
      R SD Pressler, Larry            1-202-224-5842  1-202-224-1259*
      R TN Thompson, Fred             1-202-224-4944  1-202-228-3679
      R TN Frist, Bill                1-202-224-3344  1-202-224-8062
      R TX Hutchison, Kay Bailey      1-202-224-5922  1-202-224-0776
      R TX Gramm, Phil                1-202-224-2934  1-202-228-2856
      R UT Bennett, Robert            1-202-224-5444  1-202-224-6717
      R UT Hatch, Orrin G.            1-202-224-5251  1-202-224-6331
      D VA Robb, Charles S.           1-202-224-4024  1-202-224-8689
      R VA Warner, John W.            1-202-224-2023  1-202-224-6295
      D VT Leahy, Patrick J.          1-202-224-4242  1-202-224-3595
      R VT Jeffords, James M.         1-202-224-5141  na
      D WA Murray, Patty              1-202-224-2621  1-202-224-0238
      R WA Gorton, Slade              1-202-224-3441  1-202-224-9393
      D WI Feingold, Russell          1-202-224-5323  na
      D WI Kohl, Herbert H.           1-202-224-5653  1-202-224-9787
      D WV Byrd, Robert C.            1-202-224-3954  1-202-224-4025
      D WV Rockefeller, John D.       1-202-224-6472  na
      R WY Simpson, Alan K.           1-202-224-3424  1-202-224-1315
      R WY Thomas, Craig              1-202-224-6441  1-202-224-3230


For more information on the Communications Decency Act, visit the
following resources:

Web Sites

FTP Archives 

Gopher Archives:

	vtw@vtw.org (put "send help" in the subject line)
	cda-info@cdt.org (General CDA information)
	cda-stat@cdt.org (Current status of the CDA)


In order to use the net more effectively, several organizations have
joined forces on a single Congressional net campaign to stop the
Communications Decency Act.

In alphabetical order:

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)		  infoaclu@aclu.org
American Communication Association (ACA)   comminfo@cavern.uark.edu
American Council for the Arts
Arts & Technology Society			  cyberguy@well.com
biancaTroll productions				  bianca@bianca.com
Californians Against Censorship Together         BobbyLilly@aol.com
Center For Democracy And Technology (CDT)              info@cdt.org
Centre for Democratic Communications (CDC)     cshariff@aztec.co.za
Center for Public Representation (CPR)   mgpritch@facstaff.wisc.edu
Computer Communicators Association     community@pigpen.demon.co.uk
Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility      cpsr@cpsr.org
Cross Connections 				    staff@xconn.com
Cyber-Rights Campaign			      cyber-rights@cpsr.org
CyberQueer Lounge				 tomh@cyberzine.org
Electronic Frontier Canada (EFC)         efc@graceland.uwaterloo.ca
Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)                   info@eff.org
Electronic Frontier Foundation - Austin		 eff-austin@tic.com
Electronic Frontiers Australia (EFA)		efa-info@efa.org.au
Electronic Frontiers Houston (EFH)                      efh@efh.org
Electronic Frontiers New Hampshire (EFNH)		efnh@mv.com
Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC)	      info@epic.org
Feminists For Free Expression (FFE)                     FFE@aol.com
First Amendment Teach-In       		     croth@omnifest.uwm.edu
Florida Coalition Against Censorship          pipking@mail.firn.edu
FACTS (Friendly Anti-Censorship Taskforce for Students)
Hands Off! The Net                               baby-x@phanton.com
Human Rights Watch (HRW)			    infohrw@hrw.org
Inland Book Company				  David1756@aol.com
Inner Circle Technologies, Inc.  aka. NovaLink
Inst. for Global Communications			   igc-info@igc.org
National Libertarian Party                73163.3063@compuserve.com           
Libertarian Party (national) (LP) 	      lphq@access.digex.net
Marijuana Policy Project			  MPProject@AOL.com
Metropolitan Data Networks Ltd.
MindVox						 system@phantom.com
National Bicycle Greenway			 cycleam@cruzio.com
National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC)	    ncac@netcom.com
National Public Telecomputing Network (NPTN)          info@nptn.org
National Writers Union (UAW Local 1981 AFL-CIO)   kip@world.std.com
Oregon Coast Rural Information Service Cooperative
Panix Public Access Internet                         info@panix.com
People for the American Way                      jlessern@reach.com
Rock Out Censorship				  TWieseROC@aol.com
Society for Electronic Access				sea@sea.org
The Thing International BBS Network (TTNet)    info@thing.nyc.ny.us
The WELL                                              info@well.com
Voters Telecommunications Watch (VTW)                   vtw@vtw.org

(Note: All 'Electronic Frontier' organizations are independent entities,
 not EFF chapters or divisions.)

	End Alert