Monday, July 25, 2005

LOBBYING SEN. SCHUMER FOR "GINSBURG STANDARD"

Republican Vet posts at Crosses aCross America for people to lobby Sen. Schumer (D-NY) to give Judge Roberts the same consideration given to Justice Ginsburg in her confirmation hearing. In support of this effort, and being a constituent of Sen. Schumer, I emailed the following:

Dear Sen. Schumer:
Please remember "the Ginsburg standard" during the upcoming confirmation hearings of Judge Roberts. If you confront him over questions he cannot possibly answer, you will be seen as divisive, not to mention obstructionist. These are the very arguments you make against the Bush administration in general. Don't come off as a hypocrite; ask sensible questions, and then vote your concience. That's all I ask of you.
-FROM A CONCERNED NEW YORKER

Short, and to the point. Sen. Schumer doesn't even send automated form responses to his constituents, though Sen. Clinton does. Still, it's important to express this point of view to my elected representatives, especially when they lead the opposition to it.

UPDATE: Sen. Schumer auto-responds (sort of) in the comments section.

1 comment:

Chris said...

Senator Schumer RESPONDS:

Thank you for your e-mail. Each and every piece of correspondence I receive is important because it allows me to better understand the New Yorkers I serve in the United States Senate.
      As you can imagine, my office receives a great number of messages every day regarding a variety of issues – this is particularly true of e-mails. It makes me proud to know that my constituents take an active role in our government by corresponding with me, and I look forward to responding to your concerns in greater detail. In the meantime, I just wanted to let you know that your e-mail has been received, and to ask for your patience until I send you a more detailed response.
      Again, thank you for writing. Please feel free to visit my website http://schumer.senate.gov to follow my work in the Senate and to learn more about the services my office can provide to you.
     Warmest regards

This is what you get from a "big city" Liberal like my Senator. I just hope someone in his office read my email more carefully than whoever wrote this response!