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Official Blog of The Family Policy Council of West Virginia

The People Speak, Delegates Don’t Listen

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Yesterday, the Family Policy Council of West Virginia organized two town hall meetings.  One was in Charleston within the district of Delegate Carrie Webster.  The other, within the district of Del. Barbara Fleischauer in Morgantown.  Each delegate – who are most responsible for denying you your right to vote on the definition of marriage – was invited in advance, but neither chose to attend and listen to the concerns voiced by the voters in their district.

WDTV in Clarksburg covered the event in Morgantown and has this report.  WSAZ, WCHS-TV, and the Dominion Post also provided coverage.

Public policy decisions of this magnitude should be made by the public.  Our legislature should do everything to ensure your right to vote and participate in the democratic process.  Two legislators should not be allowed to prevent 1.8 million voters from debating this issue, just to satisfy their own personal political agenda.

For more information on our efforts to secure your right to vote on the definition of marriage, go to


Written by Jeremy Dys

March 26, 2009 at 4:26 pm

Posted in Marriage

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  1. I have been watching this issue very closely. I am amazed that you state that they refused to show up but you fail to state why. As any reasonable person could see, the Delegates were working during your meetings. If they had failed to show up for a floor session or committee meeting, I am sure that you would have made that another issue. I am sure that my response will not be posted for others to see so I am going to use this opportunity to say that not only do I feel there are better things you could do for the people of WV, I have one question, “How does gay marriage effect your marriage?” If you are worried about marriage you should start with divorce. Here’s some other ideas for helping the people of WV, poverty, dead beat parents, single parents, education, or any other issue that would actually help someone.

    Concerned Citizen

    March 31, 2009 at 12:21 pm

  2. Concerned,

    Thanks for taking the time to comment. Being a delegate is difficult, I understand. Time is of a premium. But, there are ways – especially in this day of technological advancement – that Del. Fleischauer could have listened to her constituents. We wish she would have indicated at least a willingness and not viewed the chance to listen to the voters who put her in office as “an ambush.”

    As to your question, I refer you to the following video:

    Jeremy Dys

    March 31, 2009 at 1:30 pm

  3. I know what it is. I am sure that it the same argument that your group always uses. What makes it ok for your group to spread hate? This is exactly what your group does. Here is a video to watch. Explain to me your take on this.

    Also what group of WV did you poll? I am very interested in knowing your demographics for the poll.

    Concerned Citizen

    March 31, 2009 at 10:07 pm

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