PLEASE SPEND 5 min AND SEND A MESSAGE CAROLINE KENNEDY IS NOT THE CHOICE FOR THE NEXT NEW YORK SENATOR!
Here is a usable format you can print out and fax in 5 min or less:
Dear Concerned NY State Citizens & Others:
We ask you to join in an effort to ensure that Caroline Kennedy does not get selected as Sen. Clinton’s replacement for NY State.
After learning Rep. Charles Rangel is close to Gov. Paterson, we thought that this would be a great way of getting our message through to our Governor. We are not sure if any of our petitions or other correspondences are reaching Governor Paterson at this time.
We are aware that Congressman Rangel prefers faxes to e-mails;
thus a fax campaign would be the best way to reach him.
You can contact Congressman Rangel here: Fax: # 212-663-4277 /
DC office: Fax #202-225-0816 / phone # 202-225-4365
Feel free to use the following form letter add your own comments or create your own and fax it to Charles Rangel. Send copies to your family & friends so that by Monday Jan. 5th 2009, his office will be flooded with faxes & phone messages when he returns.
Thank you in advance for your participation.
Dear Congressman Charles Rangel,
It has come to my understanding that you are a confidant to Governor Patterson. I would like to request that you get this message to him as I am not sure that he is receiving any of the letters, faxes, or emails that are sent his way. This request has to do with my respectful resistance to the “possible” choice of Caroline Kennedy to replace Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, Jr.
I have nothing personally against Ms. Kennedy, but my concerns for our State and America are more important at this time. Whoever is ultimately selected for our State Senate position needs to meet the following criteria in my opinion:
# 1- The selectee must be qualified to be ready on day one. Senator Clinton has started a number of projects that her replacement might not be able to continue immediately. It is imperative that her replacement be able to be ready immediately to take over Sen. Clinton’s jobs. In March this year, Gov. Paterson’s ability to immediately take over in the Governor’s seat helped us to avoid a real disaster in NY State.
# 2- Senator Clinton deserves someone that supported her during her Presidential bid for office. Many of us have lost faith in the political process and what our role has been in it. Let’s not even get started on how the media behaved against her during the primaries. There are many people in NY State and across the country that would appreciate having their voices heard. Sadly, the mess that is going on over in IL is not surprising to many of us. We do not wish for NY to appear to be handling this position in the same manner. Whoever gets this seat, should be ultimately qualified and seen as such. Appointing anyone without the proper experience, such as Caroline Kennedy, would appear to be just a political favor.
# 3- It would be helpful to know that women do not lose another spot in their already low US Senate representation. There are many women in NY that meet the benchmarks previously listed. These include, but are not limited to the following: Carolyn Maloney, Geraldine Ferarro, Yvette Clark, or Kirsten Gillbrand. Appointing a qualified female to Sen. Clinton’s position would be a benefit not only for our state, but for our nation, as well.
In conclusion, please seriously consider this request. In this time of an “American Idol Generation”, it is gett ing harder and harder to explain that being a celebrity does not necessarily equate to being a good representative for the people. Should Caroline Kennedy still wish to be a Senator for NY, she should wait and run for that position in two years.
Thank you for bringing my concerns to our Governor.
All NY’ers will be grateful for your participation, once again, Thank You!