I asked Lamar Alexander to help support my effort to help African Orphans and provide educations for them.

I asked Lamar Alexander to help support my effort to help African Orphans and provide educations for them.

In 2008 I wrote a letter to Lamar Alexander asking for a financial donation of just $50 to help me help orphans in Africa, contribute to African Orphans Educations, etc.  I thought Lamar Alexander would actually support the cause.  You can read the PDF here.

I was travelling there – and raising funds not only for travel but for direct giving as well as a long term education program to offer African orphans educational opportunities.  I thought writing Lamar Alexander would do some good. I thought he might help.

We had just had 2 terms of George W. Bush who supported Africa. The artist Bono was building awareness of African issues. I thought Tennesee, known as “The Volunteer State” would rally to help me. I thought Lamar Alexander would help me.

I had only lived in the Volunteer State a year by the time I wrote this letter. But I was sure Lamar Alexander would help me.  I mean after all, Volunteer state, Volunteer work.  And what better cause than to change young people’s lives abroad.

My local Republican group rallied around me and supported the effort, so I believed Senator Lamar Alexander would too.

Even though the African American population generally votes Democrat, I thought Sen. Lamar Alexander could spare $50 out of his millions to help me help the African youth I spoke of in this letter.

I finally got my answer. I got a letter in the mail shortly afterwards. I couldn’t wait to hear from the Senator. I was so excited to get his letter.

I was so excited to get Senator Lamar Alexander's Response to my plea to help African Orphans.

I was so excited to get Senator Lamar Alexander’s response to my plea to help African Orphans.

I opened the letter expecting something to be said and a check of support for one of his constituents. Instead however I got the answer I never expected from a man  of millions: “No”. See Lamar Alexander say “No” to African Orphans in his rejection letter here! (PDF)

Lamar Alexander said "NO" to supporting my effort to help African Orphans and their educations.  He would not send just $50.

Lamar Alexander said “NO” to supporting my effort to help African Orphans and their educations. He would not send just $50.

Instead of supporting Africa through me – Lamar Alexander spent money to have his staff draft a rejection letter to me, then take the time to mail it to me.  Lamar Alexander said no.

They even took the time to put it in the mail. I wonder how much it cost to reject me – vs actually just go to the website and make a donation.

I was disappointed in Lamar Alexander. I thought sure he would support me in my efforts to help African orphans achieve a better life in Africa.

Lamar Alexander’s Net Worth is in the MILLIONS.  Why he would not support this effort is beyond me. Instead he simply took the time to mail me back a letter.  On official office stationary paid by the tax payers.

So during this election I am voting for anyone but Lamar Alexander in 2014. Be it Joe Carr or another serious challenger. Because Lamar Alexander, with his millions, couldn’t even send me $50 for orphans in Africa. It was even TAX DEDUCTIBLE.

I want a senator who cares about those less fortunate, who can spare $50 out of his millions, and who will support those who are doing the work on the ground to make the world a better place.

In short, I can’t support a senator who can’t spare $50 out of his millions to help African Orphans in need – or won’t even support his constituent doing it.  I’ll support Joe Carr or anyone else running against him at this point. In my opinion anyone with millions would would ignore a plea to help those in need – with $50 out of his millions – should not get my vote.