Action Alert:

Action Needed to Ban Landmines. Call and Write the President

May 16, 1998 marks the two-year anniversary of President Clinton's still unfulfilled pledge to complete negotiations "as soon as possible" on an international agreement to ban the use, stockpiling, production and transfer of antipersonnel landmines. Just such an agreement was signed last December in Ottawa by 124 nations, including virtually all of America's allies--but the United States was not among the signers. In the past, Congress and the public have successfully shaped U.S. policy on this issue. Now is again the time to make your voice heard. Send a letter or call the White House before May 16. Remind the President of his two year old pledge and urge him to sign the Ottawa Treaty. Tell him that in the past two years landmines have claimed over 45,000 additional casualties.

Write to:

President William Jefferson Clinton
The White House
Washington, DC 20500

or call the White House switchboard operator at 202/456-1111.

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