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Nov 5 Global Day of Action to Ban Cluster Bombs


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If you live in the USA, here’s a Cluster Bomb Call-In Day action from the Friends National Committee on National Legislation (FCNL):

Ad running in the Washington Post, 5 Nov (pictured right, download PDF)

When countries gather in early December to continue negotiating a global cluster bomb ban treaty, the U.S. will be conspicuously absent. The U.S. should not isolate itself on yet another issue of global concern. Congress needs to pass the Cluster Munitions Civilian Protection Act (S. 594) next year to bring the U.S. into line with the emerging global consensus against the use of a weapon which overwhelmingly kills civilians. Call your senators on November 5 and ask them to support this bill.

Who Should You Call?

  • Do you live in California or Vermont? Both your senators are already supporting this bill, so you don’t need to call them today. But you can write to your representative and urge her or him to cosponsor the companion bill in the House.
  • Do you live in Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Mexico, Ohio, Rhode Island, Washington, or Wisconsin? One of your senators has already cosponsored, so please call your other senator! Senators that need calls are Charles Grassley (IA), Ben Cardin (MD), John Kerry (MA), Pete Domenici (NM), George Voinovich (OH), Jack Reed (RI), Patty Murray (WA), or Herb Kohl (WI).
  • Do you live in any other state? You should call both of your senators and ask them to cosponsor the bill!

2 comments on “Nov 5 Global Day of Action to Ban Cluster Bombs

  1. michael greenwell
    4 November, 2007

    strange. nov 5th in britain is a day when people are letting small bombs off all over the place.


    Of course! Guy Fawkes Day! — Ann

  2. michael greenwell
    4 November, 2007

    and its not cluster bombs but on a simliar topic yo umight want to see this..


    Thanks, you in fact alerted me to this video previously, appreciate it. – Ann

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