June 13, 2011Representative Tom Hackbarth100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.Saint Paul, Minnesota 55155Sent via email and by U.S. Postal ServiceDear Representative Hackbarth,I received a copy of an email that you sent to one of my members, Robin Seifert, inregards to her membership in the union I represent. While I appreciate your willingnessto respond to your constituents, I am deeply troubled about what you wrote and ask youto shed light onto linking a public employee union with the rise of Adolph Hitler andmurderous armies of Fidel Castro.I would appreciate you clarifying your statement to our member on June 9, 2011, at10:14 pm:
I can't believe what I'm hearing from folks? All, similar letters to yours. Are you a Union member? If so, are they the communist giving you thispropaganda?Do you know the who, what, when, where, why, and how, of Fidel Castro?Hitler rose to power using and blaming the jews for the destruction of theGerman economy. Castro built his army of murderers by blaming the rich bankers and capitalist for destroying Cuba and taking advantage of the Cubanpeople. Hummmm?
Representative Hackbarth, do you really equate advocating for the middle class and
Minnesota’s vulnerable citizens as communist propaganda?
Do you really believe that when our members ask you to protect 140,000 Minnesotans from losing their MnCare benefits rather than having the richest two percent of Minnesotans paying their fairshare of taxes it compares to the rise of Hitler and targeting the Jews? When didsupporting public services for battered women, crime victims and students in publicuniversities become a fascist notion?