Sunday, August 16, 2009

Foxx Comment On DNC's Misleading NC Voters

The following is from an Aug 14 press release from NC Congresswoman Virginia Foxx.

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Virginia Foxx (NC05) issued the following statement today after North Carolina constituents were misled by the DNC this week into fake “meetings” in Foxx’s District offices:

“The Democratic National Committee is shooting itself in the foot,” Foxx said. “We’re in the middle of an historic economic downturn, we’re working to reform our healthcare system and the best the DNC can do is deceive well-meaning citizens into thinking they’ve set up meetings in my office.

“Everyone should have an opportunity to voice their opinion on healthcare reform. But purposefully confusing constituents into thinking they’ve scheduled a meeting with me when no such arrangements are made with my office is disrespectful of these people’s time and resources.

“The vast majority of people who have stopped by my district offices to express their support for President Obama’s plan have been polite and civil. But some have also been very confused by the DNC’s deceptive tactics. This is very disappointing and I hope the DNC and Organizing for American can find a more constructive way to join in the debate.”

Note: The DNC, through it’s Organizing for America arm, has been allowing people to “schedule” meetings with their Members of Congress at a DNC web site. Individuals who “schedule” a meeting with their representative are given a time and date for the meeting. But their representatives are not given any information regarding these scheduled meetings. During a busy month when Representatives attend dozens of meetings and events around their districts, many constituents who are misled by the DNC web site are finding that their representative is hours away when they arrive for their “scheduled meeting”. Read news coverage of this tactic here.

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