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'Virtual March' Floods Senate With Calls Against an Iraq War

Hundreds of thousands of antiwar activists flooded Senate phone lines yesterday as part of a “Virtual March” on Washington aimed at heading off a U.S. invasion of Iraq. Protesters called and faxed senators in an innovative action, billed as a way to influence policy “without leaving your living room.” Senators enlisted extra staffers to answer calls and to tally the number of constituents registering their opinions. The calls tied up the lines of war opponents, such as Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.), as well as supporters of President Bush’s policies, such as Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.). Full Story

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