||The following petition
on the treaty crisis may be printed, filled with signatures,
and sent to each of your two senators. Each sheet has
space for ten signatures. Please follow the instructions
below, as there are two different ways you can download
and print out this petition.
Click this link if you have Microsoft Word installed:
Once you have opened this document, you will need
to edit the line which reads "To the Hon. [senator's-name-here]"
to insert the name of your own senator. Note that
the mailing address for all senators is the
[senator's-name], U.S. Senate, Washington, DC 20510
Click this link if you do not have
This "PDF" document cannot
be edited, so we have left out the line that addresses
the senator. You can use the petition as is, or
you can hand-write or type the following line directly
beneath the bold "A president cannot lawfully..."
To the Hon. [senator's-name-here]
, U.S. Senate, Washington, DC 20510
(This document is in Adobe PDF format.
If this link doesn't work, you can install Acrobat
Reader for free.)
See the article "Bush
must not scrap treaties..." for the names and titles
of senators who head pertinent committees or subcommittees.
When sending a petition to a senator, it is best to only
include signatures belonging to residents of his or her
If you plan to send petitions to both of your senators,
have the signer sign both petitions.
Here are some fine points:
Either hand-printing or legible script is acceptable. Any
resident of the senator's state, whether registered to vote
or not, should feel free to sign. Either a home address
or a box address should suffice. Petitions may be faxed
The handling of petitions is a position of trust. The War
and Law League does not use and does not condone using the
names and addresses of petition signers for a mailing list
or for any other purpose besides an expression of opinion
to the addressee.
When you do send a petition, enclose a cover letter, something
like the following. And please let WALL know about your
activity. WALL's e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Hon. [name of senator]
United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510
Dear Senator [name]:
The enclosed petition expresses
the concern of some of your constituents about the effects
of the President's action in terminating a treaty on his
Your name printed or typed]