Thursday, May 12, 2005

While DeLay parties in DC tonight with friends

...his constituents in TX-22 are raising their voices:

May 12, 2005

Representative Tom DeLay
242 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Dear Rep. DeLay,

As constituents of yours in the 22nd Congressional District of Texas, we write to share our on-going frustration with your out-of-touch service in Congress.

Tonight, in Washington, D.C., you are attending a tribute with 1,000 big donors, insiders and colleagues in the House of Representatives. But you have not attended to the needs of our district.

We sit in traffic every day, but you've opposed sensible public transportation to help alleviate the traffic jams.

We worry about our retirement security, but you propose privatizing the Social Security system to reward donors on Wall Street.

We see our teachers and schools suffer with less, but you say "education is not my job."

Meanwhile, you're content to spend time traveling overseas with highly-paid lobbyists to play golf and go to expensive restaurants.

Recently, a poll was released by a TV station in Houston that said that 57% of people in this district want you to resign from Congress or step down as Majority Leader. We're shocked that you react to news like this by going forward with a "tribute" thrown by friends in Washington.

No wonder the voters of this district are ready to choose no representation over the corrupt, out-of-touch leadership you've provided for too long.


Residents of Texas' 22nd Congressional District


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