Contacted Connie Mack’s staff

I called and briefly discussed some of the situations concerning Americans abroad.  Like with Keith Fitzgerald, I was told that candidates don’t have any time for Americans abroad during election periods, but elected officials also don’t have any time for Americans abroad either, so I don’t see the difference.

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Are Americans abroad excluded from the chance to meet Connie Mack and Anne Romney at the Republican National Convention?

Dear Connie Mack,

The official rules to be a VIP guest at the upcoming event with Ann Romney state:

“The Promotion is open to citizens and permanent residents (green card holders) of the United States who are legal residents of one of the fifty states, Puerto Rico, or the District of Columbia and are at least 18 years of age or the age of majority as determined by state law.”

Does this exclude Americans living abroad who are not residents of the 50 States, Puerto Rico or the District of Columbia?

Regards,

[ExpatAmi] – Floridan abroad

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Prevented from contributing $20.12 to Congressman Connie Mack

Honorable Connie Mack

A few days ago, I got an email from you asking for me to contribute $20.12 to your campaign to help you to defeat Senator Bill Nelson.  While I would love to donate $20.12 to help you to win the election, unfortunately I can neither donate to you nor Senator Bill Nelson since both contribution pages do not accept the addresses of Floridans living abroad.  Thus, I just wanted to let you know that I tried to contribute but was prevented from doing so.

Kind regards

[ExpatAmi]

PS.  You may remember that I wrote to you on the 4th of August since banks were refusing to refinance my mortage simply because I’m a US person, as a result of US policy.  I also addressed the matter to Bill Nelson twice, but neither you nor Bill Nelson responded.  While it is common knowledge that Americans abroad are unrepresented, it is good to know that you at least made the effort to request donations from those being denied banking services simply for being Florida residents.
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Letter to Congressman Connie Mack on H.R. 6263

Dear Congressman Connie Mack,

I’m a Florida resident working abroad in Switzerland.  In the past few weeks, I’ve been learning that Swiss banks are refusing to refinance mortgages for Americans simply because they are “US Persons”, as a result of US policy.  I’ve written Senator Bill Nelson twice on this issue and received no response.  What is your take on the matter?  Do you support H.R. 6263 to establish a commission to study how Federal laws and policies affect United States citizens living in foreign countries?

Regards,

[ExpatAmi]

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No response.