Monday, October 01, 2007

Thank you for response on Recall question

Here is the response I received today from Dan Rutherford regarding my post to him about the recall issue:

Dear ...,

Thank you for taking the time to express your input on whether Illinois should
have the provision of "Recall" for elected officials included in the state

The response Committee for Legislative Action (CLA) has received shows that the
public is interested in the matter. If it were to become law, "Recall" would be
a rare, serious and seldom-used power that should not be considered lightly. As
a citizen of Illinois your input is valued.

CLA will continue to gauge public support of "Recall." The findings are posted
at: Please visit the website to see
the percentages to date.

If you would like to make a donation to help CLA with the outreach on the
"Recall" question, you may do so at: or by mailing a
check to CLA, 220 West Howard Street, Pontiac IL, 61764. If donating online, be
sure and memo "Recall" in the comments section and we will know where to credit
the contribution. Thank you for your consideration.

I appreciate you taking the time to express your thoughts on this important
public policy matter.

Dan Rutherford
State Senator
Chairman, CLA
220 W. Howard Street
Pontiac, IL 61764

It appear that we have at least one (state) senator that listens to the people. Good job Dan!


Illinois' tricky Dick - Update

Update 10/1/2007 - Today I received the following response from Dick Durbin (in response to:

Dear Mr. ...:

Thank you for your follow-up message regarding immigration reform. I
understand your strong feelings on this subject and appreciate hearing
from you. I will continue to keep your concerns in mind as immigration
reform legislation is considered further by the Senate.

Please feel free to keep in touch on other issues of concern.

Richard J. Durbin
United States Senator


P.S. If you are ever visiting Washington, please feel free to join
Senator Obama and me at our weekly constituent coffee. When the Senate
is in session, we provide coffee and donuts every Thursday at 8:30 a.m.
as we hear what is on the minds of Illinoisans and respond to your
questions. We would welcome your participation. Please call my D.C.
office for more details.

What do you think, maybe Dick is at a loss for words?