by Deborah Vollmer
to Comcast Cable (The Gazetts, June 24, 2009) on the removal
Channel 22 from the basic cable channel line-up. "We live in Maryland,
and there is programming pertaining to Maryland
that is only covered by MPT. Who will suffer? Elementary, middle school
and high school students in low-income families who are learning about
government in their classrooms. And senior citizens and others on fixed
incomes, and folks whose investments have declined in the current
candidates (The Washington Post, October 18, 2008; P. A13
). "Nowhere in the article on Rep. Chris Van Hollen's national
activities was there any mention of the campaign in his own district,
other than a brief reference to his Republican opponent, Steve Hudson.
There are other candidates running in this race, including a Green
Party candidate, a Libertarian Party candidate and two write-in
candidates, myself included. To be sure, Van Hollen is going to win in
November, but Democrats who feel that he has abandoned his base by
voting for the bailout bills, offshore drilling and continued funding
for the Iraq war can feel secure in voting for one of the alternatives."
keeps it going (The Montgomery Sentinel, March 6-12, 2008, p. 5) on
her decision to run as a write-in candidate.
protesters occupied Van Hollen’s office for hours (The Hill,
March 22, 2007) on Von Hollen's decision "to side with the Democratic
Party leadership, and against the wishes of the majority of his
constituents on" the issue of war funding.
everyone vote on paper’ (The Weekend Gazette, Sept. 29, 2006)
on the need for paper ballots
elections. "I don’t
claim to have been deprived an election victory due to this
breakdown, but some of the other candidates certainly are in such a
pick: Absentee ballots or purple thumbs? (The Examiner, Sept.
26, 2006) on the need for paper ballots in Maryland elections. "As a
voter, I feel more confident that my vote will be counted if I can vote
on paper for the general election. For this reason, I voted absentee in
report more local congressional votes - (The Examiner, April
13, 2006). "As a Maryland voter, I was curious to know how my
own representative in Congress, Chris Van Hollen, voted on the $68
billion to continue military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan as part
of a supplemental emergency appropriation bill."
inform public how representatives voted on war - (The
Gazette, April 12, 2006). "I did subsequently learn that Rep. Van
Hollen voted for the appropriation to continue funding for the Iraq
war. But I learned this from a source on the Internet, with no help
from the Washington Post! Nor do I recall seeing this story in The
Gazette, for that matter..."
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