Wednesday, August 27, 2008

DNC Day 2 - An Email from Congresswoman Christensen

I've done plenty of interviews so far, but none with any of the people that I had listed and submitted to the Democratic National Convention. I'm happy to report that I just got an email from US Virgin Island's Congresswoman Donna Christensen and will be meeting her pretty soon.

Since my hope her is to get more info on Federal-Territorial relations, and learn how things works for the insular empire of the United States, meaning Puerto Rico, Guam, the US Virgin Islands, American Samoa and possibly the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas, this will be one of my most important interviews. Congresswoman Christensen is the chair of the Subcommittee on Insular Affairs under the House Committee on Natural Resources. If there is any subcommittee of Congress which could be considered to "know the colonies" of the United States, at least the formal ones, this is it. So although the subcommittee is compared to all others weak because of the smallness of what it provides oversight for, namely the territories, for those of us in the territories, it is crucial in getting what we want or what we can from the Feds.

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