Dear Mr. Roy Blunt

In light of election results, I felt like it was better to take action than to wallow in my sorrow and/or whine about the way things have turned.  So I am writing letters to the politicians that are supposed to represent me.  I thought, “how can they represent me if I don’t tell them what I like or dislike about their stance on issues?”  So I submitted my first one to Roy Blunt – Missouri rep in the US Senate, regarding his voting record on Civil Rights – which is near and dear to me.


Dear Mr Blunt.  I consider myself to be a progressive, which aligns me more closely with the Democratic party.  I have serious concerns about your voting record for Civil Rights.  Based on your voting records, here are my top three concerns in this area.  I hope that you will receive my concerns with an open mind.  Thank you!

  1. You voted YES on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman. (Jul 2006). I do not believe that it is up to the government to decide who a citizen can or cannot marry, outside of enforcing current age restrictions and family member restrictions.
  2. You voted on banning gay adoptions in DC. (Jul 1999). Granted that this vote is from 1999, I hope that you have changed your position on this issue (which should not even be a political issue).  Gays are just as good or bad at parenting as non-gays and this should not be a legal issue – except from the perspective of protecting the right.
  3. You voted NO on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation. (Nov 2007) The way that I read this is that you support job discrimination based on sexual orientation.  That is not OK with me and not OK with MANY other Missourians.

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