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[ Presenting plain-text part of multi-format email ] Dear Supporters of CASI, My name is Maggie Holmes and I am the executive director of Letters To America. Our organization is currently collecting original letters addressed to the American people written by men, women and children all over the world. These letters will be compiled in a book designed to provide Americans with honest feedback from citizens of other nations throughout the world. We aim to raise the awareness of the American people at a time when America's choices have such a strong global impact. You can learn more about our organization at http://www.letterstoamerica.net <http://www.letterstoamerica.net/> . I am writing to invite your participation in this project. Please send us your honest opinions and advice in the form of a letter to the American people. We are especially seeking more letters from Iraqi citizens at this time. Please let the American people know how U.S.-backed sanctions are affecting your lives! We are happy to protect the identities of those people who do not wish their names to be revealed. CASI has kindly offered to act as an intermediary for those of you who wish to submit letters for this project anonymously. You can send your letters to firstname.lastname@example.org. Below you will find our international Call for Submissions. Please feel free to forward this information to anyone else you know who might like to participate in this effort to promote awareness and dialog across cultures. Thank you for your time and attention. We look forward to hearing from you. Warm regards, Maggie Holmes Executive Director- Letters To America Why do some people love the United States so much they will do anything to reach its shores? Why do others so hate the U.S. that they will die for their beliefs? Tell the American people how YOU feel. Call For Submissions: Letters To America Letters written by men, women and children all over the world are being collected for a new book called Letters To America. The book will be distributed nationwide in an effort to raise awareness about America's complex international relationships. If your letter is selected for publication, you will receive $US100. Follow the instructions below carefully to increase the likelihood of having your letter published. CONTENT 1) Begin your letter with the greeting "Dear People of America." 2) Please be creative! Write your letter personally, in the first person, as if you were speaking directly to a group of Americans. Remember this is an informal letter, NOT an essay - be yourself and tell us how you feel. Illustrate your letter with stories and examples from your life that have shaped your opinions. 3) Please reflect on the following questions before you compose your letter. Imagine the American people have asked you: * How has our culture, foreign policy, and business personally impacted your life? (Please include personal stories and experiences) * What do you think we could learn from you and your country? * What do you like/dislike about us? What is our greatest strength/weakness? * What advice would you like to give us? 4) Please be honest, personal and candid; we are looking to include a wide diversity of views and opinions, negative as well as positive feedback. There is no right or wrong answer to the questions. We are looking for letters that express authenticity and emotion, NOT sophisticated analysis. TRANSLATION Please submit letters already written or translated into English. We are not concerned about grammar and spelling. You can earn $ when you help us collect and translate letters from other people in your community. Please write to us or email Erica@letterstoamerica.net to learn more about this opportunity. CONTACT INFORMATION Please include your name, age, sex, occupation, home address, country of origin and current residency. If you are concerned about revealing your identity, we can provide you with an alias if your letters is selected for publication. SUBMISSION The deadline for submission to our first book is April 20, 2002. Earlier submissions are encouraged! Submit letters by pasting them inside the submission form on our website http://www.letterstoamerica.net <http://www.letterstoamerica.net/> . If necessary, you can also submit letters by e-mail at email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> , or by regular post to: Letters To America - Submissions, P.O. Box 20511, Piedmont, CA 94620, USA . Letters To America is an opportunity for people across different cultures to listen, learn and understand one another. Your voice is critical to the success of this endeavor. We hope to hear from you today. _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email email@example.com All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk