And I have never been registered with any political party.
For the past year or so, I have been getting unsolicited email from Congressman Marty Meehan, even though I am not registered with any political party (nor have I ever been). I don’t even care what party he’s in (does it matter?). I have avoided saying or writing anything about this until now because, well you know, he’s a Congressman.
But this time I was prepared. The last time I got spammed was 10/17/05. On that day, I clicked the “unsubscribe” link in the email and took a screen-shot of the confirmation. I did not receive any confirmation by email. Here is that confirmation from 10/17/05.
Today, 11/30/05, despite my previous attempts to unsubscribe (to something I never subscribed to), I am back on the list and received the following email. I’m going to try to enclose this in “blockquote” tags and a pair of horizontal lines to set it off from the rest of the body of this page.
November 30, 2005 Constituent Services | Marty on the Issues | News Releases
I would like to invite you to join me for a Town Meeting on the war in Iraq on Saturday, December 3. I will be hosting two meetings that day:
Hudson Town Hall
78 Main Street, Hudson
Concord Middle School
1231 Old Marlboro Road, Concord
Nearly three years after being led into war in Iraq, the United States still does not have a plan to succeed and bring our troops home. The Bush Administration says we should stay the course in Iraq. I disagree. I think we need to do more to give our troops the equipment and protection they need — and to implement an exit strategy with a responsible timetable to accelerate the training of Iraqi security forces and start bringing our troops home.
This is a crucial time in the national debate. As Congress continues to consider how to proceed in Iraq, it is critical that we have an open, honest, community-wide discussion on how to return Iraq to the Iraqi people. I am interested in sharing some thoughts with you and I’d like to hear what you have to say.
I hope you’ll be able to come this Saturday. Please RSVP by sending me an e-mail at email@example.com or calling my Lowell office at 978-459-0101.
2229 Rayburn House Office Building,
Washington, DC 20515 (202) 225-3411
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Also today, I attempted to unsubscribe. Here is the web page confirming my removal from the list, both as HTML and as an image.
Note to all spammers: stop spamming me! Spam from Congress. What’s next? Spam from lawyers? Oh yeah, that’s what started it all in the first place (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Card_spam).
If I get a written apology from Congressman Marty Meehan, I will gladly post that. But I’m not holding my breath.