Word on the street is that Daines might be listening, maybe. Time to keep calling.
No on Betsy DeVos.
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Guest post by Jess Wilkerson
Dear Senator Daines,
I am growing quite concerned that you are not listening to the people of Montana. The majority of us support Planned Parenthood, for a myriad of reasons, but among them is that most of us also support a woman’s right to choose how she approaches each and every pregnancy she has.
Wanting to intrude into the decision and erroneously scapegoating a non-profit healthcare provider in the process, indicates that you have no regard or respect for women. Women and others are speaking about how much Planned Parenthood has done for them and it is time for you to start listening.
If you do not support or trust women, how can you possibly justify holding a position in which you represent them? You are not listening when it comes to many of President Trump’s nominees for important positions.
We do not trust or want Betsy DeVos to serve as Secretary of Education. She is unprepared, dangerous, and biased. Our children are worth more than this. And yet you have publicly stated that you support her and will vote to approve her nomination. Please reconsider. Vote “No” on Betsy DeVos.
I assume it helps that her husband is your top campaign contributor and she has contributed over $5,000 to your campaign as well. Actually, five of the top ten contributors were members of the DeVos family. 46,800 has been contributed to your campaign from members of the DeVos family to your campaign. This is an inherent conflict of interest.
We do not want Rex Tillerson to serve as Secretary of State. His conflicts of interest as former CEO of Exxon are enormous.
We do not want Jeff Sessions to serve as Attorney General. He does not support Americans equally and he will not do his job of upholding the Constitution when President Trump acts in a way that is contrary to the increasingly important protections and restrictions contained in the United States Constitution.
Steve Bannon presents a direct threat our democracy. The actions taken during President Trump’s first week in office are truly terrifying and indicate that he and Mr. Bannon are making an aggressive and swift grab at power.
I don’t believe that you actually support this but I am concerned that your desire to have more Republican control in Washington has blinded you the true threats presented. What will you do if you wake up one morning to realize that the power grab has been successful and the world has become a wretched place? Could you handle the guilt of having been in a position to do something about that but failing to act?
Please at least consider these questions.
Your voting constituent,
Jessica Wilkerson – Bozeman, Montana