Dear Susan and staff:
Over the last seven years, I and members of my family have contributed more than $12,000 to GOP candidates, mostly at the Congressional level. Last fall, I led a campaign for the successful election of Republican Rick Hannold as an Island County Commissioner. I also supported and carried signs for state senate and legislative candidates. I and members of my family will continue to support selected candidates. However, I cannot in conscience continue to support the Republican Party.
I would like you to remove my name and e-mail – *****@*****.com – from your mailing lists immediately.
There are two major reasons for this. Now, I write this to you as a former journalist – the Associated Press in NYC and ABC News in Boston – and former Communications Director for the King County Executive and the King County Council, and as an economist, an historian, and as the author of two published books. So this is not some emotional tirade, but a thoughtful decision reluctantly reached.
First, at the national level, our GOP-controlled Congress is already getting plenty of money from the Chamber of Commerce and other corporate entities and I believe this is why they support increasing legal and illegal immigration in the face of opposition from the ‘rank and file.’ (Note, my neighbor’s son, who is majoring in Computer Science, cannot even get an unpaid internship in his field because he is the wrong sex and the wrong color. Another neighbor’s wife was forced to train her Indian replacement before she and all of her co-workers were fired by a Washington-state based insurance company. And up the street from here, a middle-aged, hardworking drywaller with a family to support just lost his job to illegals.)
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