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M$ Monitor: Action Alert

  The Micro$oft Monitor
  Published by NetAction          Issue No. 19              November 25, 1997	
  Repost where appropriate. Copyright and subscription info at end of message.
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  In This Issue:
  Action Alert: Senate Hearing
  Online Petition
  About the Micro$oft Monitor
  Fax or phone committee members to urge an investigation of Microsoft
  Send a fax to Chairman Orrin Hatch from NetAction's fax server, at:
  The last few weeks have seen an exciting increase in momentum for
  challenging the Microsoft monopoly and ensuring open Internet standards.
  This momentum has included the Justice Department's petition for sanctions
  for violations of the 1995 consent decree, the ensuing media attention to
  Microsoft's activities, a Senate Judiciary Committee inquiry into
  Microsoft's anti-competitive practices, Ralph Nader's Appraising Microsoft
  conference in Washington, D.C., and the release of NetAction's comprehensive
  report on Microsoft's economic strategy for monopoly
  But in order to succeed in stopping the Microsoft monopoly, we must keep up
  the pressure on our representatives in Congress by urging them to follow
  through on their inquiry into Microsoft's anti-competitive practices and
  consider all potential legal and legislative actions to ensure consumer
  choice in Internet access, content, and commerce. 
  The Senate Judiciary Committee has scheduled another hearing to examine
  antitrust issues in the computer industry, and we need your help ensure that
  they hear from consumers and conduct a thorough examination of Microsoft's
  NetAction has set up a fax server to help you convey your concerns about
  Microsoft to the Senate Judiciary Committee, and to urge committee members
  to support our recommendations for restraining Microsoft's anti-competitive
  practices.  Go to: <http://www.netaction.org/fax/faxform.html> to send a fax
  now to Chairman Orrin Hatch.   
  Phone and fax numbers for all of the committee members are listed below.  If
  you live in a state represented by any of the Senators listed below, we urge
  you to fax or phone the Senator from your state and urge them to use the
  upcoming hearing to investigate Microsoft.
  Committee members and their phone and fax numbers are:
  Chairman & Ranking Member:              Phone:          Fax:
  Orrin G. Hatch, Utah, Chairman          (202) 224-5251  (202) 224-6331    
  Patrick J. Leahy, Vermont               (202) 224-4242  N/A **
  ** Senator Leahy does not have a publicly available fax number.  He can be
  reached by phone, or you may prefer to copy and paste the letter on our fax
  server page and send it to him by E-mail <senator_leahy@leahy.senate.gov>.
  Strom Thurmond, South Carolina          (202) 224-5972  (202) 224-1300
  Charles E. Grassley, Iowa               (202) 224-3744  (202) 224-6020  
  Arlen Specter, Pennsylvania             (202) 224-4254  (202) 228-1229
  Fred Thompson, Tennessee                (202) 224-4944  (202) 228-3679
  Jon Kyl, Arizona                        (202) 224-4521  (202) 228-1239
  Mike DeWine, Ohio                       (202) 224-2315  (202) 224-6519
  John Ashcroft, Missouri                 (202) 224-6154  (202) 228-0998
  Spencer Abraham, Michigan               (202) 224-4822  (202) 224-8834
  Jeff Sessions, Alabama                  (202) 224-4124  (202) 224-3149
  Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts        (202) 224-4543  (202) 224-2417
  Joseph R.Biden, Jr., Delaware           (202) 224-5042  (202) 224-0139
  Herb Kohl, Wisconsin                    (202) 224-5653  (202) 224-9787
  Dianne Feinstein, California            (202) 224-3841  (202) 228-4741
  Russell D. Feingold, Wisconsin          (202) 224-5323  (202) 224-2725
  Richard Durbin, Illinois                (202) 224-2152  (202) 228-0400
  Robert Torricelli, New Jersey           (202) 224-3224  (202) 224-8567
  This is a critical time in our campaign, so we urge you to take a few
  minutes, use the NetAction fax server, and/or call the Senate Judiciary
  committee members.
  Online Petition
  The Anti-Micro$oft Association <http://users.aol.com/machcu/amsa.html> has
  initiated an E-mail petition to demonstrate that there is consumer support
  for computer manufacturers who stand up to Microsoft's threat to revoke
  their license to install Windows 95 unless they also install the Internet
  Explorer icon on the desktop before shipping the computers to retail outlets.  
  The petition is at: <http://machcu.home.ml.org/petition.html>.
  About The Micro$oft Monitor
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  the Consumer Choice Campaign <http://www.netaction.org/msoft/ccc.html>.
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