Fuller, Conway – still no response to my question 9/26/14



On August 28, I posted a blog about the California State Legislature’s passage of AB 2501, the bill that would remove the “gay panic” defense in homicide cases.  Both of my elected representatives, Senator Jean Fuller and Assemblywoman Connie Conway voted no.  (the bill still awaits Governor Brown’s signature)

On the same day of that post, I visited the websites of Senator Fuller and Assemblywoman Conway, and asked each for an explanation for her vote.  As of this posting, I have not heard back from either.

Honestly, I didn’t really expect a detailed response from the Senator or the Assemblywoman.  I did at least expect a form response along the lines of “thank you for your comments, I’ll keep them in mind”, or something similar.  Not even as minimal a response as a form-letter email ever arrived at my inbox.  I’m left to wonder if the offices of both cross-checked my name to donor lists, found zero, and relegated my emails to the bit bucket.

I’ve again visited their websites, and utilized the “contact us” feature, and reminded them of my request.   I suppose it’s possible that their email system swallowed my submissions, and nobody in the offices ever saw it.  It’s also possible, I suppose, that electronic gremlins snuck in and wreaked havoc, chewing on the bytes that made up my messages.  Without more than the automatic submission verification, there’s really no way for me to know.

I am sensing a pattern here, however.  Fuller and Conway don’t respond, and Devin Nunes avoids debates and refuses to see people who repeatedly try to set up an appointment.  All three are Republicans in, at least recently, solidly GOP districts.   It would appear that something talks to these politicians, and it’s not the average voter.  I wonder how long our region will put up with such dismissive representation?  Hopefully no later than November.

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