Year 1, Month 1, Day 5: A Fax to John Kerry

Dear Senator Kerry,

I’ve lived in Massachusetts all my life, and I’m proud to have you as my senator. Thank you for your efforts in the area of global climate change, which is surely the most important issue facing America and the world. I wish I could say that America’s response to the climate crisis has been adequate and admirable; alas, that is not the case. We need to have administrative and political recognition that a meaningful policy on atmospheric CO2 is one that reduces atmospheric ppm to 350 or below; it is my understanding that both Kerry-Boxer and Waxman-Markey set a target of 450 ppm. Not enough; not enough; not enough. I am sufficiently cynical that the debacle in Copenhagen did not surprise me; I am sufficiently naive that I continue to believe that our system of government may be able to address this terrifying problem competently in the years to come. It had better; time is running out for all of us.

Yours Sincerely,

Warren Senders

I write my faxes out longhand, on the back of previously used paper. Fortunately I developed legible handwriting many years ago.

After I finish typing out the text for this post, I’ll copy it into Kerry’s email form, so he’ll get it digitally…and of course I’ll put the original hard copy in the mail to him. I got through to fax machines in all his offices except for Springfield, where it just rang and rang.

Kerry’s Fax numbers:

Washington D.C.:(202) 224-8525
Boston: (617) 248-3870
Springfield: (413) 736-1049
Fall River: (508) 677-0275

Why don’t you write to your senator?

Part of the reason I’m blogging this is to make sure I do it, every day. Steve – if you decide to send letters, too, send them to me and I’ll print ’em here.

5 Jan 2010, 3:39pm
by SteveR

Keep it up, Warren!


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