Re. Senator Norm Coleman (R), Senior Senator of Minnesota
The timing of your note about Senator Chuck Schumer is uncanny. It
came on the heels of me learning that Senator Norm Coleman may also be
sympathetic to our cause and willing to help. I've sent Senator
Coleman's office an email to test the waters. I'll let you know what
his response is.
- Thanks to Senator Norm Coleman and his staff, our Group will
officially be brought to Peace Corps' attention for the first time
next week. I personally think that this is a step in the right
direction. Whether it ultimately turns out to be a tiny step or a
large one remains to be seen. It is a meaningful one nonetheless.
This morning I received a very nice email from Jennifer Mies Lowe,
Senator Coleman's Chief of Staff, requesting further information. I
replied with a description of our Group and a brief statement
outlining some of our frustrations and problems with Peace Corps,
ACS, and OWCP.
This afternoon I received an email from another member of Senator
Coleman's staff. Her email follows:
Thank you for passing along this information. I handle issues related
to the Peace Corps for Senator Coleman and am happy to look into how
the concerns that have been raised might be addressed. I will be
meeting with Peace Corps staff early next week and will touch base
with you after that.
Thank you very much,