To the editor:
I sent this letter to Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman on her failure to represent us at the Presidential Inauguration on January 20, 2017. To date, she has not taken the time or extended me the decency to respond.
This makes one wonder, if she and those wo do not want to attend, should resign from their offices, since they refuse to the job we are paying them to do. Then someone more willing to stand for us could be our representative and earn their money.
I understand from the media, that you will not be attending the Presidential Inauguration on Friday, January 20, 2017.
This is very dismaying and upsetting.
You are in Washington to represent me in DC, not to pander your own likes and dislikes. This means that you are expected to participate in our government for the betterment of those in your district, such as myself. This is a major event and a cornerstone of our republic as laid out by our founding fathers. Your attendance is mandatory, not optional. Working and compromising with individuals that you may like or dislike is part of the job.
In order to put this into context, I believe when President Obama was sworn in most, if not, all attended the inauguration. This despite any party loyalties.
Therefore, there is no precedent for your actions and it is unacceptable.
Please reconsider your decision, attend the Inauguration, and advise by return correspondence that you will.
Naturally should you not, I will forward a copy of this letter to the media.
Those that you are supposed to represent will be able to consider your action or inaction when you run for re-election.