More than 500 signatures were put in the hands of representatives, representing federal and state elected officials, Monday, in efforts to help save the job of Marshall Amtrak station’s customer service representative/ticketing agent.
The job is set to be eliminated June 29.
“The First Amendment of the Constitution (forges) the right for citizens to petition members of Congress,” Richard Anderson, former state Senator, former Harrison County Judge and Marshall Depot board member, said in a press conference, held Monday, to present petitions to representatives from the offices of US Senator Ted Cruz, US Congressman Louie Gohmert, State Representative Chris Paddie and Senator John Cornyn.
“In a representative democracy, such as ours, we don’t get to vote on the issues. We elect an individual to vote for us,” Anderson said. “That right of petition to a member of Congress is what’s being demonstrated here today.”