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Friday, May 23, 2008

My Email to the DNC re: MI and FL

Dear [X],

I spoke with a representative at DNC headquarters today and she suggested you as the point of contact for a petition I have been circulating over the last few months.

Beginning in early February, I started a petition to urge Senator Hillary Clinton and the DNC to not seat the Michigan and Florida delegations in the proportion allotted by each state's primary elections. We agree with the DNC that it was unfair for both states to move up their primaries and believe that to change the rules in mid-stream would be highly unfair to the candidates and the thousands of people in each state who did not vote because they believed their votes would not count.

The petition has garnered a huge response, with over 4,500 people from all over our great country signing the petition and providing their own narrative view of why they oppose changing the rules at this stage in the game. Including each signer's commentary, the attached petition, when printed, runs to nearly 400 pages.

I hope you will consider forwarding this petition on to Governor Dean and the Rules & Bylaws Committee. I think it is important for the DNC to consider the opinions of the thousands of everyday Americans who took the time to both sign the petition and write down their personal views about this important decision.

Thank you very much for your time and attention to this matter.



4,500+ Signatures Against Seating MI/FL Off to DNC