Message From CLAO
Please disseminate this to your member lists:
Below is the composition of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Next to each name is the status of their support of the Syria Accountability Act. As you can see, even with 33% of all senators having co-sponsored the bill, we have only 16% (3/19) of those senators who are on the Foreign Relations Committee. The Committee will be the bill's first test before it goes to a vote on the floor of the senate. We need to target 7 more co-sponsors from the list to reach 10/19 (52%) of the committee members.
In the New England area, we are talking and pressing Senator Kerry, and plan to call on Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island and Christopher Dodd of Connecticut. Our best bet right now are the democrats since the White House opposes the bill (which is why none of the Republican senators on the committee have co-sponsored the bill). We need an effort from our republican friends (Patrick?). Below the list are all the information you need to contact the Foreign Relations Committee members. Send an e-mail, call, or fax a few lines to keep the pressure. Let's focus on the Senate, in particular the Foreign Relations Committee, all next week. ---
Joe Hitti
Democrats (majority):                        Sponsor/Co-sponsor

Joseph Biden (Chair)     Delaware
Paul Sarbanes               Maryland
Christopher Dodd          Connecticut
John Kerry                    Massachusetts
Russell Feingold           Wisconsin           Co-sponsor
Paul Wellstone             Minnesota
Barbara Boxer              California            Sponsor
Robert Toricelli             New Jersey          Co-sponsor
Bill Nelson                    Florida
Jay Rockefeller              West Virginia

Republicans (minority):                     Sponsor/Co-sponsor

Jesse Helms (Ranking)  North Carolina
Richard Lugar               Nebraska
Gordon Smith               Oregon
Bill Frist                       Tennessee
Lincoln Chafee             Rhode Island
Geoger Allen                Virginia
Sam Brownback            Kansas
Michael Enzi                 Wyoming

Majority Members (Democrats)
Joseph R. Biden, Jr. (D-DE) [Chairman]
Phone 202-224-5042
Fax 202-224-0139

Paul S. Sarbanes (D-MD)
Phone 202-224-4524
Fax 202-224-1651                                                                                         
Web e-mail:

Christopher J. Dodd (D-CT)
Phone 202-224-2823                                                                     
Fax 202-224-1083
Web e-mail:

John F. Kerry (D-MA)
Phone 202-224-2742
Fax 202-224-8525
Web e-mail:

Russell D. Feingold (D-WI) CO-SPONSOR
Phone 202-224-5323
Fax 202-224-2725
Web e-mail:

Paul Wellstone (D-MN)
Phone 202-224-5641
Fax 202-224-8438
Web e-mail:

Barbara Boxer (D-CA)  SPONSOR
Phone 202-224-3553
Fax 415-956-6701
Web e-mail:

Robert Torricelli (D-NJ) CO-SPONSOR
Phone 202-224-3224
Fax 202-224-8567
Web e-mail:

Bill Nelson (D-FL)
Phone 202-224-5274
Fax 202-228-2183
Web e-mail:

John D. Rockefeller, IV (D-WV)
Phone 202-224-6472
Fax 202-224-7665

Minority Members (Republicans)

Jesse Helms (R-NC) [Ranking Member]
Phone 202-224-6342
Fax 202-228-1339
Web e-mail:

Richard G. Lugar (R-IN)
Phone 202-224-4814
Fax 202-228-0360

Chuck Hagel (R-NE)
Phone 202-224-4224
Fax 202-224-5213
Web e-mail:

Gordon Smith (R-OR)
Phone 202-224-3753
Fax 202-228-3997
Web e-mail:

William H. Frist (R-TN)
Phone 202-224-3344
Fax 202-228-1264
Web e-mail:

Lincoln D. Chafee (R-RI)
Phone 202-224-2921
Fax 202-228-1232
Web e-mail:

George Allen (R-VA)
Phone 202-224-4024
Fax 202-224-5432
Web e-mail:

Sam Brownback (R-KS)
Phone 202-224-6521
Fax 202-228-1265
Web e-mail:

Michael Enzi (R-WY)
Phone 202-224-3424
Fax 202-228-0359