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Email Text:Dear Friend,

Thank you for contacting me recently via e-mail.  I truly appreciate your taking the time to be in touch.  In light of the recent tragedies that have struck our Nation, I wanted to be sure that you knew of my statement in Congress regarding these horrific acts.

If you included your mailing address in your e-mail, I will be responding to you via U.S. Postal Service mail in the next few weeks.  If you did not include an address and would like a specific reply to your message, please send me another e-mail, restating your concern, and include your mailing address.

Again, thank you for contacting me. 

Sincerely,

Tammy Baldwin
Member of Congress
2nd District, Wisconsin

Statement of Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin

on the Floor of the House of Representatives

September 12, 2001

"Each and every day, I am humbled to serve as a Member of the United States Congress... humbled by the honor of representing my constituents . . . humbled by the privilege to serve this great country.  I love this country.  I cherish our freedoms.

"I have great regard for the leadership and courage that has been demonstrated in these chambers throughout our nation's history, from its birth onward.  Time and time again, our nation has risen to the challenges posed by evil, violence, intolerance and injustice.  These were challenges of immense proportions.  We did not shrink from them.

"Of course all of us hoped that these sorts of challenges, these attacks on our very own soil, were a part of our nation's history, not our nation's present or future.

"Most Americans, yesterday and today, saw television images that will be indelibly inscribed in their minds and consciences.  In New York, Pennsylvania and our nation's capital, other Americans witnessed these tragedies first hand.  Our nation and our nation's families have suffered unimaginably from the unspeakable evil acts of yesterday.  And we will not shrink from this challenge, either.

"I have been so deeply moved by the capacity of the American people to respond to this crisis.  Words can't express the gratitude I want to convey to our nation's emergency workers, the paramedics, the nurses, the doctors, the firefighters, police officers, members of the National Guard and so many others.  Words are inadequate to express the depth of the sympathy I want to share with the victims and their families.

 
"I join all my colleagues in condemning these despicable acts.  We must bring the perpetrators to justice.  The greatness of this country, in our own eyes and the eyes of the world, is the promise that we will act against perpetrators only when we are certain of their culpability.

 
"I also know that it is the American people, our freedoms, and our democracy that make this nation great.  Our Constitutional liberties should not be sacrificed in our search for greater security, for that is what our enemies, and all enemies of freedom and democracy, hope to achieve.

I have never been more deeply moved to live in the land of the free and the home of the brave."

Email Date:Friday, November 16, 2001 1:24 PM

Email To:Sarah Coyle

Email From:Baldwin, Tammy [mailto:[private]]

Email Cc:NULL

Email Subject:RE: Stop the bombing


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