Ac­tivist re­signs af­ter con­gress­man writes let­ter to em­ployer

Cape Breton Post - - World -

NEWARK, N.J. — A New Jer­sey woman who joined a group urg­ing a Repub­li­can con­gress­man to dis­tance him­self from Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s poli­cies says she quit her job af­ter the con­gress­man re­ferred to her in a fundrais­ing let­ter to her em­ployer.

Saily (SAY’-lee) Ave­lenda says a hand­writ­ten note on a fundrais­ing let­ter to Lake­land Bank from Rep. Rod­ney Frel­inghuy­sen said a “ring­leader’’ of the protest move­ment worked there.

Ave­lenda says that she wasn’t asked to re­sign but that be­ing con­fronted about her out­side ac­tiv­i­ties led to her res­ig­na­tion.

WNYC-FM in New York first re­ported the let­ter Mon­day.

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