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Tell CMR to represent us

“Thoughts and prayers” and “hope and healing” are the mantras of Cathy McMorris Rodgers. We have just experienced two more mass shootings, for a total of 250, and yet our “representative” of the 5th, Cathy McMorris Rodgers, continues to choose power, profit and personal ideology over the people.

This mass bloodshed is not about policy, or party; it is about lack of moral character. And the lack of moral character of our “representative” is evident.

Her voting record shows she: voted against any universal background checks on anyone for gun purchases on any kind of weapon; voted to roll back the regulations that made it harder for people with mental illness to obtain guns; voted to allow the assault weapons ban to expire in 2004, 2008, twice in 2013; supported concealed carry and allowing concealed carry across state lines; receives payment from the NRA gun lobby; and apparently believes 249 mass shootings in our country is allowed under our Second Amendment.

We are far beyond having a message; this is about the lack of moral character to care about America and Americans. We want more than her mantra of “hope and healing”; we want her to work for and protect us. Contact her now and demand she represent us and stop the carnage in America. Her contact numbers: (202) 225-2006; (509) 529-9358; (509) 353-2374.

Pat Bates

Clarkston, Wash.


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