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Like many people, Emmylou Harris has certain causes that she gives her time and voice to. On the 1997 Wrecking Ball Tour, Emmylou has been speaking about antipersonnel landmines and giving out postcards that can be sent to President Clinton. More information about the Campaign to Ban Landmines can be found at the Vietnam Veterans of American Foundation.
The Honorable William Jefferson Clinton
President of the United States of America
and First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, D.C. 20500
Dear President Clinton,
I wish to express my deep concern about the humanitarian crisis caused by antipersonnel landmines, I am horrified that the US government has not yet banned this indiscriminate weapon.
You should take the lead internationally by immediately stopping the use and production of antipersonnel mines and by destroying our stockpile of 14 million antipersonnel mines. We should join the many dozens of nations, including most of out European allies, signing the international treaty banning antipersonnel mines in Ottawa, Canada this December.
I urge you to take these essential steps to make this world a place where children can walk the earth in safety.
Emmylou also went to Southeast Asia on a fact finding mission. The following was her itinerary.
March 2002 Letter to the Editor (Boston Globe)
Reuters and the Chicago Tribune
Vietnam Investment Review
Nobel Peace Prize article
Nobel Peace Prize ceremony review
1997 Veteran's Day Ceremony
Concerts for a Landmine Free World
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