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N_E_1 for Tennis Donating Member (437 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-25-11 08:17 AM
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'I Will Remember, and I Have a Voice'
Letter to the Michigan Republican legislators (all except one) who voted to grant Governor Snyder the authority to dismiss locally elected officials and place in charge of school districts and municipalities his personal political appointees:



by Cathy Sheets

"I can describe myself in many ways. I am a mother, a grandmother, a sister, an aunt. I am a third generation immigrant. I am Catholic. I am educated and hold a masters degree from the University of Michigan. I am an educator. I am a reading specialist. I am a citizen. I am a voter. I am a union member. I am a homemaker. I am a swimmer. I am a camper. I am a reader. I am informed. I am a Michigander. I am an Ann Arbor teacher.

As I contemplate the actions of Michigans new Republican governor and his Republican supporters in the state house and senate, I am astonished, I am appalled, I am disheartened, I am discouraged, I am furious. I feel unrepresented, under attack, disenfranchised.

When you place corporate interests above the legitimate needs and concerns of the people in your state, I will remember, and I have a voice.

When you choose policies that force thousands of children into poverty (Who, with any sense of morality, can do that?) in order to INCREASE corporate welfare, I will remember, and I have a voice. "



For the remainder of this letter, follow the link.
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2011/03/25-1
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N_E_1 for Tennis Donating Member (437 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-25-11 08:35 AM
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1. I have this letter ...
printed in its entirety ready to distribute.

I am headed out the door to work, right into the heart of tea-party territory.

I have a service business, the woman I am working for today is tea-party and has
always complained about the school system in our area.
We have had children in the same schools.

I have serviced the home for years and listened to her dribble enough.

She will just be handed the letter.

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Evolve_Already Donating Member (154 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-25-11 08:48 AM
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2. Good post.
As an aside, my handle when I taught tennis was, 10SNE1.

OHH, the good 'ol days.
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