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Dear Dr. Nagy, I share your lack of enthusiasm for the automated response mail system of our esteemed congressional representatives. I myself have an impressive collection of form-letter responses. One litte subterfuge I have found to work on occasion, is to put one or more newspaper and/or TV station link from the representative's district into the Cc line of my e-mail. Every now and then, an alert staffer at the representative's office deems mail, thus marked, odd enough to bring it to the attention of a staffer one level up. With luck, a non-form response results, that will provide a more direct reply opportunity. I have no personal experience with the Cleveland news organizations, but here are a few links. Needless to say, if a letter to one of the editors actually makes it into print or onto the air, a clip of it can be e-mailed to the representative with the next communication. Mentioning, on that occasion, that the congressman's response will be forwarded to the newspaper or station, will most likely catch a staffer's attention. I would like to take the opportunity to thank you, Dr. Nagy, for your tireless work on behalf of the people of Iraq. I have been continually inspired by your focus on the military's criminal destruction of Iraq's water supply, ever since I learned of your investigations through a Swiss information program. I want you to know that I caught your sense of urgency, as well as your outrage at what appears to be near global complacency toward the critical situation created by a demonstrably demoniac agenda of subjugation. You may well feel like the proverbial voice in the wilderness. I do not have the scholarly credentials to hope for attention from policy makers, but I do my best to spread your information within my circle of influence. And, of course, I am a frequent contributor to the statistics-gathering servers at the other end of e-mails to senators and representatives. Respectfully, JPH Newsmedia contacts in representative Kucinich's Congressional district: Snailmail to the editor: Sun Newspapers Editorial Department 5510 Cloverleaf Parkway Cleveland OH 44125-4887 Editor, Metro Group Newspapers: firstname.lastname@example.org Editor, North Olmstead Group Newspapers email@example.com Opinion Editor, Plain Dealer Blarkin@plaind.com Editor, Crain's Cleveland Business: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org Editor, Cleveland Banner: mailto:email@example.com Editor, The Observer: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org News Channel 5: email@example.com Channel 3 WKYZ: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org _______________________________________________ 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