This weeks letter is to one of Colorado’s Democrat Congressmen from a Front Range (metropolitian Colorado from Ft. Collins to Pueblo along the east side of the Rocky Mountains) District . This letter responds to Representative Ed Perlmutter’s newsletter (he so kindly sent to me) in which 2019 HR1 was his headline issue. Congressman Perlmutter sits on the committee that modified (see image) HR1 and sent it to the House Floor for vote. He just forgot to mention that much of what he outlined as reasons he was voting for the legislation was either removed from HR1 by his committee or really isn’t under Congressional Control …
Thanks (I think) for sending me this update shown here from your office. But wait, you didn’t tell me “rest of the story.” You sit on the House Committee that reviewed 2019 HR1 and made many changes to this bill before sending it to the House for a vote:
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Keeping your constituents and the citizens of Colorado informed is important. Keeping them accurately informed is even more important. I understand that sometimes information slips behind actions, but that still doesn’t provide excuses for releasing information that is incorrect. You sit on the committee that made these changes. Your office has no excuse for releasing this erroneous information.
I just highlighted the states’ rights invaded by this bill as an example of your efforts to undermine and control the states’ constitutional right to organize and conduct elections.
I doubt this legislation will make it through the Senate – but that aside, you owe it to your constituents to provide more accurate information about your actions.
Tom Howe – Flying W Ranch – Hotchkiss, Colorado