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As-Salam, by
Hassan Massoudy

Moratorium to Stop War: March 5 2003

As part of the national Moratorium to Stop War action on March 5 2003, I would like to ask all of you to please take this opportunity to write to the President and your elected officials with your views - for or against - the threat of war in Iraq. If the goal is to spread democracy in the world, then we need to support the democratic process here at home: write to your elected representatives with your views!

Pres. George Bush
Mailing Address: 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW | Washington, US 20500
Phone: (202) 456-1414
Fax: (202) 456-2461

Sen. Don Nickles
Mailing Address: 133 Hart Senate Office Building | Washington, D.C. 20510-3602
Phone: (202) 224-5754
Fax: (202) 224-6008

Sen. James Inhofe

Mailing Address: 453 Russell Senate Office Building | Washington, D.C. 20510-3603
Phone: (202) 224-4721
Fax: (202) 228-0380

Rep. Tom Cole
Mailing Address: 501 Cannon House Office Building | Washington, D.C. 20515-3604
Phone: (202) 225-6165
Fax: (202) 225-3512

If you are not registered in Norman, you can find all the contact information for your local representatives here:

Below you will also find a press release from OU Students Against War, with contact information for this OU student organization.

OU Students Against War participates in National Student Strike:
Wednesday, March 5th

Press Release: Monday, March 3rd

Statement of Purpose

On Wednesday March 5th, students across the nation are participating in a strike to oppose a possible war with Iraq. We are striking in order to make clear that war affects everyone. Because of the threat of war, college tuition continues to rise, and state legislatures are suffering tremendous budget cuts. Nationwide the economy remains in limbo, and at home our loved ones are being deployed. Both American and Iraqi students face an atmosphere increasingly hostile to education. We stand in solidarity with these Iraqi human beings and encourage students at OU to consider the repercussions of war.

The Event

Between 11:00am and 1:00pm students, faculty, and staff will be gathering at the east entrance to Dale Hall. In white garb (wear white!), we will sit on the steps of Dale Hall with our signs, banners, and flyers to quietly and peacefully oppose a war in Iraq. We will be a presence on one side of the steps, with information to pass out. There will be no talking, arguing, yelling, haggling, or potentially violent interaction, verbal or physical, of any kind. Neither will there be any attempt to block students from entering or leaving the building. We only hope to shake OU students up a bit and have them consider the truth that war affects everyone, whether at home with bills or on the way to class.


We encourage students to respectfully dismiss themselves from class and let their fellow students and professors know why. Students may ask to speak at the beginning of class or raise their hand during class. If uncomfortable with speaking, students may simply leave class for water or not attend, although we hope students will let their peers know why they are not present. We also encourage faculty members to consider canceling classes. Although difficult for professors, the statement made could potentially be enormous as faculty from across the country join together in their opposition to war.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact OU Students Against War at this email address or at 329-4131.

Modern Languages 4970 / MRS 4903: Medieval Latin. Spring 2003 Online Course at the University of Oklahoma. Visit for more info.
Laura Gibbs, University of Oklahoma - Information Technology © 2003. Last updated: December 29, 2002 7:12 PM