9|11 Commission Members Begin Lobbying Campaign

JULY 31, 2004 - Posted at 8:52 a.m. CDT

WASHINGTON - Look for more faces on the national campaign trail next week but this trip isn't really about politics.

Republican and Democratic members of the Nine Eleven Commission will pair up in a national campaign, not for public office, but to build momentum for intelligence reforms.

Teams plan to hit the nation's think tanks, call-in shows and newspaper editorial boards.

Former Indiana Democratic Congressman Tim Roemer says the goal is for the commission members to get the American people to pressure politicians to "not only read the report, but implement it."

The campaign includes trips to Seattle, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta and Chicago.  The Commission is also looking for private funding so it can stay in operation beyond its August 26 expiration date.

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