Santorum Amendment

From: Dick Fischer (
Date: Thu Oct 04 2001 - 13:37:22 EDT

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    I didn't originate this letter. I just pass it on from:

    Ellen Paul
    AIBS Public Policy Representative (202)628-1500, x250


    Faxed letters are needed immediately to the following members of Congress,
    who are the conferees for the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. This
    bill is one of the few that Congress expects to complete this session and
    the conference committee has nearly completed the process of resolving
    differences between the House and Senate versions. Unfortunately, despite
    the persistent efforts of scientific societies such as the American
    Institute of Biological Sciences, the American Geological Institute, and
    the American Geophysical Union, the Santorum Sense of the Senate amendment
    has yet to be stricken from the bill. This amendment - the handiwork of
    intelligent design/anti-evolution leader Philip Johnson - opens the door to
    the teaching of intelligent design and creationism in science classrooms.
    For a good write-up of the Santorum amendment, please visit AGI's website

    Constituent letters to the conferees could make the difference, so please
    take the time to fax a letter today if you are a constituent of:

    Sen. Edward Kennedy (MA) (202) 224-2417
    Sen. Susan Collins (ME) (202) 224-2693
    Sen. Barbara Mikulski (MD) (202) 224-8858
    Sen. Jeff Bingaman (NM) (202) 224-2852
    Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (NY) (202) 228-0282
    Sen. Evan Bayh (IN) (202) 228-1377
    Sen. John Edwards (NC) (202) 228-1374
    Sen. Patty Murray (WA) (202) 224-0238
    Sen. Jack Reed (RI) (202) 224-4680
    Sen. Paul Wellstone (MN) (202) 224-8438
    Sen. Pat Roberts (KS) (202) 224-3514
    Sen. Joe Lieberman (CT) (202) 224-9750
    Sen. Harry Reid (NV) (202) 224-7327
    Sen. Patrick Leahy (VT) (202) 224-3479
    Sen. Christopher Dodd (CT) (202) 224-1083
    Sen. Jim Jeffords (VT) (202) 228-0776
    Sen. Kit Bond (MO) (202) 224-8149
    Sen. Bill Frist (TN) (202) 228-1264
    Sen. Michael Enzi (WY) (202) 228-0359
    Sen. Tim Hutchinson (AR) (202) 228-3973
    Sen. John Warner (VA) (202) 224-6295
    Sen. Mike DeWine (OH) (202) 224-6519
    Sen. Wayne Allard (CO) (202) 224-6471
    Sen. John Ensign (NV) (202) 228-2193

    Rep. Robert Andrews (1st Cong. Dist., NJ) (202) 225-6583
    Rep. Patsy Mink (2d Cong. Dist., HI) (202) 225-4987
    Rep. Major Owens (11th Cong. Dist., NY) (202) 226-0112
    Rep. Dale Kildee (9th Cong. Dist., MI) (202) 225-6393
    Rep. Rush Holt (12th Cong. Dist., NJ) (202) 225-6025
    Rep. Tim Roemer (3d Cong. Dist., IN) (202) 225-3915

    If you are unsure of your congressional district, go to and enter your zip code. However, DO NOT
    send e-mail to your representative. It is unlikely to be read and counted
    in a timely manner, even if you state that you are a constituent and even
    if you include your full address and zip code.

    Short letters simply asking that the Santorum sense of the Senate amendment
    (Amendment 799) regarding science education be dropped are perfectly
    adequate. There is no need for a long explanation of your objections to the


    Please be sure to share this message with faculty members and graduate


    Dick Fischer - The Origins Solution -
    "The answer we should have known about 150 years ago"

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