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‘The Ground Truth’

Dear Editor:”The Ground Truth” is a film on the War in Iraq which was well received at the Sundance Film Festival and is being shown across the nation today to promote public awareness, debate and action on the overall direction of the war and specifically to address the recent decision by President George W. Bush to increase the number of U.S. troops in Iraq.While I have not yet seen this film, I have been closely following the debates in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives and the media on this issue. For the sake of transparency I would like to add that I first learned of the film and its showing from an e-mail I received from MoveOn.org listing house parties nationwide to view the film and host discussion. Even so MoveOn.org is considered to be both liberal and progressive leaning it is not my personal intent to represent its agenda or any other. Rather I am seeking to create even greater access for civil public discourse and our democracy in action.To this end, I will be showing a copy of the film “The Ground Truth,” followed by open discussion at the Pitkin County Library meeting room from 7-9 p.m. tonight, and I urge any and all of you to come whether you have a position or not on this issue. Should you not be able to attend, the film will also be aired on GrassRoots TV Channel 12 and Access Roaring Fork at the same time and subsequent times (please check their schedules) so that you may hold your own in-house viewing and discussion. Copies will also be available in the local libraries next week. Following is contact information should you wish to have your government represent your views or provide you with more information:President George W. Bush (R)The White HouseWashington, D.C. 20500www.whitehouse.govpresident@whitehouse.gov(202) 456-1414Fax: (202) 456-2461Sen. Wayne Allard (R-Colo.)521 Dirksen Senate Office BuildingWashington, D.C. 20510-0605allard.senate.gove-mail: Contact via “Web form”(202) 224-5941Fax: (202) 224-6471Sen. Ken Salazar (D-Colo.)702 Hart Senate Office BuildingWashington, D.C. 20510-0605salazar.senate.gove-mail: Contact via “Web form”(202) 224-5852Fax: (202) 228-5036Rep. John T. Salazar (D-Colo., 3rd District)1531 Longworth House Office BuildingWashington, D.C. 20515-0603www.house.gov/salazare-mail: Contact via “Web form”(202) 225-4761Fax: (202) 226-9669Tricia McKenzieAspen

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