2003 Adopted Resolutions
71st Annual Meeting

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WHEREAS, access to the Internet is being threatened by the unbridled growth of commercial spam Email; and

WHEREAS, the constitutional safeguards which prohibit government prior censorship of the mail prevents local governments from filtering e-mails because of the difficulty of selectively identifying commercial E-mails; and

WHEREAS, at the same time the tremendous growth in spam traffic threatens the very purpose of free exchange of information and knowledge which the Internet affords, because of the increasing volume of commercial traffic; and

WHEREAS, several bill have been filed in the Congress to address this situation, including HR 1933 by Representative Zoe Lofgren from California,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that The United States Conference of Mayors hereby condemns this commercial threat to the Internet and urges the Congress to pass legislation to address this problem.