On Receiving a Letter

After years of writing to Senator Elizabeth Dole, today I at last received a response. I’d written to Senators Burr and Dole several weeks ago, to ask for their support of an increase in the minimum wage. Senator Hillary Clinton of New York had sponsored legislation to raise the minimum wage (and tie future CongressionalContinue reading “On Receiving a Letter”

On the Minimum Wage

Senator Hillary Clinton of New York introduced a bill last week, the Standing with Minimum Wage Workers Act of 2006, that would provide for an increase in the federal minimum wage, from its current $5.15 an hour to $7.25 an hour within two years and then index future minimum wage increases to Congressional pay raises.Continue reading “On the Minimum Wage”

More on Writing My Senators

Several weeks ago I wrote to my two senators, Elizabeth Dole and Richard Burr, about the importance of the filibuster in protecting the rights of the minority as, at that time, the question of the legality of filibusters on judicial nominees was in play. The Senate, I wrote them, was in George Washington’s formulation theContinue reading “More on Writing My Senators”