West Virginia - Legislative Activity
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Senator John D. Rockefeller IV
- 6/14/2002 - Two weeks earlier we
had faxed the office a letter asking for a meeting (see example
notes here). On that day we met with Erik Cooke, a legislative
Cindy Thomas, a mother from
West Virginia, was suppose to be with us (she had come to Washington
during our Mother's day visits, but we did not have time to schedule an
appointment with one of her Senators). Mr. Cooke had
reviewed the material we sent and asked a lot of questions about the
response from other Members of Congress and the group itself. He
was very easy to talk to.
We let him know that Cindy was absent and he was happy to allow us to
use an office phone to contact her. She had lost her
ride. He then spoke to her on the phone at some length.
He gave us a report the Senator had helped produce on Children in
America and told us the Senator had a serious interest in these
issues. Again, we were the first people to contact him regarding
the concept of Civil Rights protection for the parent/child bond.