From: Rob Shattuck <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, Mar 25, 2014 at 4:09 PM
Subject: To AL Democratic chairs: re broken Federal Government and AL HJR49
To: Rob Shattuck <email@example.com>
I am a candidate for Congress in the 6th Congressional district.
During the past month, my campaign has been charging that, in Washington DC, there is NOT government of the people, by the people, and for the people, and further that the causes of that condition are also causes of Congress being dysfunctional and not able to do its job properly for the American people. I have been pressing for debate about this in the 6th Congressional district, including that I posted on the Internet this Open letter to the Alabama legislative delegation in Washington.
Today, I posted on the Internet a Second open letter to the Alabama delegation in Washington. This second letter has been instigated by this Convention of States Project.
That project seeks to urge and empower state legislators to call a convention of states, which would propose amendments to the Constitution for limiting the power and jurisdiction of the federal government.
Alabama is an early actor on an Article V convention of states application. and the Alabama House has passed HJR49. Information about HJR49 can be found at this link.
Whether you use the terminology "broken federal government" or "dysfunctional Congress", my view is that only the citizens, acting in concert, can possibly force the political class in Washington to attempt meaningful change to correct a serious defect or defects in the country's governance.
In line with this, I think across the board involvement by Democrats, Republicans and independents is called for.
I am sending this email to the Democratic state and county chairs in Alabama to try to elicit participation by Alabama Democrats.
Any comments or observations that Alabama Democrats would care to make about my campaign platform charges or about HJR49 could be helpful to the debate I am attempting to push in the 6th Congressional district.
Thank you very much for your attention to this email.
Candidate, AL 6th Congressional district