LUNAR Legislative Alert 4/22/2003

Immediate Political Action Needed


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From: "Mark B. Bundick" 
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2003 20:54:47 -0500
Subject: NAR PRESIDENT - Immediate Political Action Needed by NAR Members

I need the immediate assistance of NAR members in selected states to help
secure an unregulated future for our hobby.

The NAR has been asked to generate letters from state residents to members 
of the Senate Judiciary Committee (list below) in support of Sen. Mike 
Enzi's legislation, S. 724.

This legislation seeks to exempt from regulation ammonium perchlorate 
composite propellant, the fuel used in most high power and some model 
rocket engines.

The bill has been referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee, which has 
official jurisdiction, and the Committee must approve the bill before it 
can go to the full Senate for a vote.

I need NAR members in the states whose Senators are members of the 
Judiciary Committee to write a letter asking those Senators to support
this bill, S. 724.

Letters should be relatively brief, preferably one page.  We suggest you 
consider including the following points, in your own words, and perhaps a
brief personal note or comment about the value and importance of hobby 
rocketry.

1.  The Safe Explosives provision of the Homeland Security Act (HSA) 
contains language that will make it difficult and cost-prohibitive for 
hobby rocket enthusiasts in all 50 states to continue their safe and 
educational hobby. This scientific hobby, endorsed by NASA, the Boy
Scouts of America, 4-H, the U.S. Air Force and many other organizations,
directly fosters interest in science and space exploration among its thousands
of participants.

2.  S. 724, introduced by Sen. Mike Enzi of Wyoming and seven co-sponsors, 
will remedy this unfortunate situation by exempting the non-detonable 
(non-explosive) propellant materials used in hobby rocket motors from the
requirements of the Homeland Security Act, while leaving in place all of 
the Act's necessary and legitimate protections against the possession of 
dangerous weapons and materials that can explode

3.  Hobby rocketry does not pose a threat to public health or safety, and 
approving S. 724 will not provide potential terrorists a new way to
access devices or materials that can be used as weapons or explosives.  Hobby 
rocketry, and its numerous existing safeguards, was developed specifically to 
ensure that a safe means exists for students and hobbyists to build and 
fly rockets in a manner that does not pose any threat to public health
and safety.

A few other points:

" Ask your Senator to support S. 724 and consider becoming a
  cosponsor.
" Be polite and respectful. Thank your Senator for reading your
  letter.
" Fax your letter if you can - normal mail delivery is taking up
  to two weeks due to increased security provisions.
" Refer them to Candice Cotton in Sen. Mike Enzi's office at
  224-3424 for further information.

Senate Judiciary Committee

Republican Members
"        Orrin G. Hatch, CHAIRMAN, UTAH
"        Charles E. Grassley, IOWA
"        Arlen Specter, PENNSYLVANIA
"        Jon Kyl, ARIZONA
"        Mike DeWine, OHIO
"        Jeff Sessions, ALABAMA
"        Lindsey Graham, SOUTH CAROLINA
"        Larry Craig, IDAHO
"        Saxby Chambliss, GEORGIA
"        John Cornyn, TEXAS
Democratic Members
"        Patrick J. Leahy, RANKING DEMOCRATIC MEMBER, VERMONT
"        Edward M. Kennedy, MASSACHUSETTS
"        Joseph R. Biden, Jr., DELAWARE
"        Herbert Kohl, WISCONSIN
"        Dianne Feinstein, CALIFORNIA
"        Russell D. Feingold, WISCONSIN
"        Charles E. Schumer, NEW YORK
"        Richard J. Durbin, ILLINOIS
"        John Edwards, NORTH CAROLINA
A list of addresses and fax numbers for these Senators is included below.
Please be sure to send your letter as soon as possible.  It's critically 
important for us to make sure our voice is heard, clearly and loudly on 
Capitol Hill.  Please send your letter ASAP.

Mark B. Bundick, President
National Association of Rocketry


CA        Senator  Dianne Feinstein        
331 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING, WASHINGTON, DC 20510
Phone: 202-224-3841        Fax: 202-228-3954

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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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