LUNAR Legislative Alert 2/28/2003

A Message From Mark Bundick, President of the NAR


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From: "Mark B. Bundick" 
To: NAR_Sections@yahoogroups.com
Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2003 18:52:27 -0600
Subject: [NAR_Sections] Joint Statement on Legislative Matters

Joint Statement of February 27, 2003 on Legislative Matters

This message is to alert NAR and TRA members to pending actions in the 
United States Senate regarding rocket motor propellant, and to outline 
specific steps that members can take to support these efforts. Please 
redistribute this message as soon as possible via your section's / 
prefecture's website, listserver, and/or mailing lists.  We need the 
support of every NAR and TRA member.

We expect that action will be taken in the US Senate this week to begin 
developing support for legislation that will be filed in the coming
weeks.

This will be the first step in the legislative chain of events that could
ultimately relieve the sport rocket community from burdensome ATF 
regulation. But relief will not come overnight, and we caution members to
understand that this will be the first of several times that we'll ask for 
your assistance. The outpouring of member support for legislative relief 
will need to be sustained over a multi-month period for this campaign to 
work. The main thing to remember is that it can work and member support 
will be the key - elected officials generally respond to requests from 
those who elected them.

We will be specifically asking you to ask your state's Senators to sign a
"Dear Colleague" letter being circulated by Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY) and to 
commit to be co-sponsors of legislation Senator Enzi is preparing for 
introduction.

We will provide more details when we actually make the request for letters, 
which we expect will be within the next few days. In the interim, here a few 
tips for letters:

 Make it clear what you're writing about in the first paragraph
  (sign the Dear Colleague, co-sponsor a bill).
 Tell your senators you support this initiative because it's good for 
  rocketry, and that the existing ATF regulatory scheme is unnecessary and 
  threatens to destroy amateur sport rocketry as a hobby.
 Stay positive and mention the benefits of a healthy amateur sport 
  rocketry hobby (teaches science, etc.)
 Include brief personal experiences if you have them (amateur rocketry
  led me to become a {scientist, engineer, etc]);
 Don't' waste time "bashing" the ATF, and don't reference the
  litigation;
 Keep your letter to one page or less.
 Make sure your letter has your name, address and daytime phone number
  listed.
 Say "thank you."

More tips on letter writing to Congress can be found at these websites:

      http://archive.aclu.org/action/tips.html
      http://www.bacweb.org/govtrelations/communicating.asp
      http://www.thearc.org/ga/legtips.html

Contact Information:

A complete list of US Senators by state is attached below.

We thank you for what we know will be a tremendous supportive response,
and appreciate your patience and input during the past few weeks.  We will
have additional messages regarding the pending ATF rulemaking shortly.

Mark B. Bundick     Dick Embry
NAR President       TRA President

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List of U.S. Senators

Please note: Only street addresses are listed here, as the city, state
and ZIP code are the same for all Senators: Washington, DC, 20510.

(R - AK), LISA, MURKOWSKI, 322 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING, (202) 224-5301-fax
(R - AK), TED, STEVENS, 522 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING, (202) 224-2354-fax
(R - AL), JEFF, SESSIONS, 493 RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILDING, (202)224-3149-fax
(R - AL), RICHARD, SHELBY, 110 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING, (202)224-3416-fax
(D - AR), BLANCHE, LINCOLN, 355 DIRKSEN SENATE OFFICE BUILDING, (202)228-1371-fax
(D - AR), MARK, PRYOR, UNITED STATES SENATE, (202) 228-0908-fax
(R - AZ), JON, KYL, 730 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING, (202) 224-2207-fax
(R - AZ), JOHN, MCCAIN, 241 RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILDING, (202)228-2862-fax
(D - CA), BARBARA, BOXER, 112 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING, (202)228-1338-fax
(D - CA), DIANNE, FEINSTEIN, 331 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING, (202)228-3954-fax
(R - CO), WAYNE, ALLARD, 525 DIRKSEN SENATE OFFICE BUILDING, (202)224-6471-fax
(R - CO), BEN, CAMPBELL, 380 RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILDING, (202)228-4609-fax
(D - CT), CHRISTOPHER, DODD, 448 RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILDING, (202)228-1683-fax
(D - CT), JOSEPH, LIEBERMAN, 706 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING, (202)224-9750-fax
(D - DE), JOSEPH, BIDEN, 221 RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILDING, (202)224-0139-fax
(D - DE), THOMAS, CARPER, 513 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING, (202)228-2190-fax
(D - FL), BOB, GRAHAM, 524 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING, (202)224-2237-fax
(D - FL), BILL, NELSON, 716 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING, (202)228-2183-fax
(R - GA), SAXBY, CHAMBLISS, UNITED STATES SENATE, (202) 224-0103-fax
(D - GA), ZELL, MILLER, 257 DIRKSEN SENATE OFFICE BUILDING, (202)228-2090-fax
(D - HI), DANIEL, AKAKA, 141 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING, (202)224-2126-fax
(D - HI), DANIEL, INOUYE, 722 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING, (202)224-6747-fax
(R - IA), CHUCK, GRASSLEY, 135 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING, (202)224-2460-fax
(D - IA), TOM, HARKIN, 731 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING, (202)224-9369-fax
(R - ID), LARRY, CRAIG, 520 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING, (202)228-1067-fax
(R - ID), MICHAEL, CRAPO, 111 RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILDING, (202)228-1375-fax
(D - IL), RICHARD, DURBIN, 332 DIRKSEN SENATE OFFICE BUILDING, (202)228-0400-fax
(R - IL), PETER, FITZGERALD, 555 DIRKSEN SENATE OFFICE BUILDING, (202)228-1372-fax
(D - IN), EVAN, BAYH, 463 RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILDING, (202)228-1377-fax
(R - IN), RICHARD, LUGAR, 306 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING, (202)228-0360-fax
(R - KS), SAM, BROWNBACK, 303 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING, (202)224-6521-fax
(R - KS), PAT, ROBERTS, 302 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING, (202)224-474-fax
(R - KY), JIM, BUNNING, 316 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING, (202)228-1373-fax
(R - KY), MITCH, MCCONNELL, 361-A RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILDING, (202)224-2499-fax
(D - LA), JOHN, BREAUX, 503 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING, (202)228-2577-fax
(D - LA), MARY, LANDRIEU, 724 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING, (202)224-9735-fax
(D - MA), EDWARD, KENNEDY, 317 RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILDING, (202)224-2417-fax
(D - MA), JOHN, KERRY, 304 RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILDING, (202)224-8525-fax
(D - MD), BARBARA, MIKULSKI, 709 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING, (202)224-8858-fax
(D - MD), PAUL, SARBANES, 309 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING, (202)224-1651-fax
(R - ME), SUSAN, COLLINS, 172 RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILDING, (202)224-2693-fax
(R - ME), OLYMPIA, SNOWE, 154 RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILDING, (202)224-1946-fax
(D - MI), CARL, LEVIN, 269 RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILDING, (202)224-1388-fax
(D - MI), DEBBIE, STABENOW, 702 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING, (202)228-0325-fax
(R - MN), NORM, COLEMAN, UNITED STATES SENATE, (202) 224-1152-fax
(D - MN), MARK, DAYTON, 346 RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILDING, (202)228-2186-fax
(R - MO), CHRISTOPHER, BOND, 274 RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILDING, (202)224-8149-fax
(R - MO), JAMES, TALENT, UNITED STATES SENATE, (202) 228-1815-fax
(R - MS), THAD, COCHRAN, 326 RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILDING, (202)224-9450-fax
(R - MS), TRENT, LOTT, 487 RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILDING, (202)224-2262-fax
(D - MT), MAX, BAUCUS, 511 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING, (202)228-3687-fax
(R - MT), CONRAD, BURNS, 187 DIRKSEN SENATE OFFICE BUILDING, (202)224-8594-fax
(R - NC), ELIZABETH, DOLE, UNITED STATES SENATE, (202) 224-1100-fax
(D - NC), JOHN, EDWARDS, 225 DIRKSEN SENATE OFFICE BUILDING, (202)228-1374-fax
(D - ND), KENT, CONRAD, 530 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING, (202)224-7776-fax
(D - ND), BYRON, DORGAN, 713 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING, (202)224-1193-fax
(R - NE), CHUCK, HAGEL, 248 RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILDING, (202)224-5213-fax
(D - NE), BEN, NELSON, 720 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING, (202)228-0012-fax
(R - NH), JUDD, GREGG, 393 RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILDING, (202)224-4952-fax
(R - NH), JOHN, SUNUNU, SENATE RUSSELL COURTYARD 4, (202) 228-4131-fax
(D - NJ), JON, CORZINE, 502 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING, (202)228-2197-fax
(D - NJ), FRANK, LAUTENBERG, 825A HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING, (202)228-4054-fax
(D - NM), JEFF, BINGAMAN, 703 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING, (202)224-2852-fax
(R - NM), PETE, DOMENICI, 328 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING, (202)224-7371-fax
(R - NV), JOHN, ENSIGN, 364 RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILDING, (202)228-2193-fax
(D - NV), HARRY, REID, 528 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING, (202)224-7327-fax
(D - NY), HILLARY, CLINTON, 476 RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILDING, (202)228-0282-fax
(D - NY), CHARLES, SCHUMER, 313 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING, (202)228-3027-fax
(R - OH), MIKE, DEWINE, 140 RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILDING, (202)224-6519-fax
(R - OH), GEORGE, VOINOVICH, 317 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING, (202)228-1382-fax
(R - OK), JAMES, INHOFE, 453 RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILDING, (202)228-0380-fax
(R - OK), DON, NICKLES, 133 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING, (202)224-6008-fax
(R - OR), GORDON, SMITH, 404 RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILDING, (202)228-3997-fax
(D - OR), RON, WYDEN, 516 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING, (202)228-2717-fax
(R - PA), RICK, SANTORUM, 120 RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILDING, (202)228-0604-fax
(R - PA), ARLEN, SPECTER, 711 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING, (202)228-1229-fax
(R - RI), LINCOLN, CHAFEE, 141A RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILDING, (202)228-1232-fax
(D - RI), JACK, REED, 320 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING, (202)224-4680-fax
(R - SC), LINDSEY, GRAHAM, UNITED STATES SENATE, (202) 224-1189-fax
(D - SC), ERNEST, HOLLINGS, 125 RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILDING, (202)224-4293-fax
(D - SD), THOMAS, DASCHLE, 509 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING, (202)224-6603-fax
(D - SD), TIM, JOHNSON, 324 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING, (202)228-5765-fax
(R - TN), LAMAR, ALEXANDER, UNITED STATES SENATE, (202) 228-3398-fax
(R - TN), BILL, FRIST, 416 RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILDING, (202)228-1264-fax
(R - TX), JOHN, CORNYN, UNITED STATES SENATE, (202)-228-2856-fax
(R - TX), KAY, HUTCHISON, 284 RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILDING, (202)224-0776-fax
(R - UT), ROBERT, BENNETT, 431 DIRKSEN SENATE OFFICE BUILDING, (202)228-1168-fax
(R - UT), ORRIN, HATCH, 104 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING, (202)224-6331-fax
(R - VA), GEORGE, ALLEN, 204 RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILDING, (202)224-5432-fax
(R - VA), JOHN, WARNER, 225 RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILDING, (202)224-6295-fax
(I - VT), JAMES, JEFFORDS, 728 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING, (202)228-0776-fax
(D - VT), PATRICK, LEAHY, 433 RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILDING, (202)224-3479 -fax
(D - WA), MARIA, CANTWELL, 717 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING, (202)228-0514-fax
(D - WA), PATTY, MURRAY, 173 RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILDING, (202)224-0238-fax
(D - WI), RUSSELL, FEINGOLD, 506 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING, (202)224-2725-fax
(D - WI), HERB, KOHL, 330 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING, (202)224-9787-fax
(D - WV), ROBERT, BYRD, 311 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING, (202) 228-0002-fax
(D - WV), JOHN, ROCKEFELLER, 531 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING, (202)224-7665-fax
(R - WY), MICHAEL, ENZI, 290 RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILDING, (202)228-0359-fax
(R - WY), CRAIG, THOMAS, 109 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING, (202)224-1724-fax

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