Let New York Voters Decide
BARACK OBAMA FOR DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE Attn: Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, 11th Congressional District, Brooklyn, NY Congressman Edolphus Towns, 10th Congressional District, Brooklyn, NY Congressman Gregory Meeks, 6th Congressional District, Queens, NY We, the undersigned voters of New York State, are writing this letter to the aforementioned New York legislators to urge you to act in a manner that is consistent with the will of the voters and support the selection of Senator Barack Obama as the Democratic nominee for the presidency of the United States of America. The voting results of Tuesday, February 5th, 2008 demonstrate that the majority of voters of New York\'s 6th, 10th and 11th Congressional Districts have selected Barack Obama as the Democratic nominee. *The preliminary results of Super Tuesday are as follows: Congressional District 10--56.75% Obama v. 41.47% Clinton Congressional District 11--54.84% Obama v. 43.43% Clinton Congressional District 6-- 55.02% Obama v. 43.53 % Clinton More than a third of New York\'s enrolled Democrats voted on Super Tuesday, \"the highest percentage in a New York presidential primary in 20 years and more than twice the proportion that cast ballots in 2004,\" according to the New York Times. We, your constituents, are not merely passive voters in this election cycle, rather we are active participants mobilized around our common desire for change and organized to help make that change happen. In the months leading up to the elections we have registered thousands of new voters and although New York\'s Democratic primary has passed we will continue our efforts to register and empower new voters. But our activism will not end there. We see a direct link between our activism and votes in the Democratic Primary and our election of local leaders to represent our choice for a Democratic presidential nominee. Inasmuch as you are Super Delegates, were the selection of the Democratic nominee to be taken away from the voters we will view such a move as one of disenfranchisement and will express our dissatisfaction and disapproval in the upcoming 2008 congressional and assembly races. As much as there is a nine-month gap between now and Election Day, there will be no gap in our memories at the ballot box. We believe you to be leaders of good conscience and fair-mindedness who are committed to serving the people who elected you to office. In the event you did not know the voters\' choice before, you do now. We urge you to act in accordance with the will of the voters of your districts, that will having been made manifest by the results of the February 5th Democratic primary. An accurate representation of your constituents\' choice means active support of, and a vote for Barack Obama. As organized and mobilized voters we will be watching and waiting for your actions. Thank you for your time and attention to this letter. * Official results will not be available until February 26th, though a NY Times article by Sam Roberts \"Unofficial Tallies in City Understated Obama Vote,\" notes discrepancies in the votes tallied thus far.