Letter: Disappointed in Forrester
I am writing to express my disappointment that state Sen. Jeanie Forrester canceled the meeting she had arranged for last Wednesday in Plymouth.
She had planned it as an opportunity to present and explain the minimum wage bill that is currently before the Senate and for her to learn what her constituents think about it.
In announcing the meeting, she said she hadn’t made up her mind whether she will support the bill or not. So why did she cancel her opportunity to answer our questions and learn about our views?
I am wondering now how Sen. Forrester will learn about constituents’ feelings about the bill. Does she care to hear about those who really need the minimum wage to be raised or about how the increase will help the state’s economy? Or has she already made up her mind without our input?
I just now learned about a way for her to hear from people who depend on their wages to survive.
Today there is an open hearing of the Senate Finance Committee, which Sen. Forrester chairs. Oh wait! Most working folks like me will not be able to attend that hearing because it is scheduled for 1 p.m. Isn’t that ironic!
I hope others who want to see the minimum wage bill pass the Senate will show up. It will be held in Room 103 at the State House in Concord.