Below is Feigenholtz's response to Jeske's email, followed by Jeske's original email, reposted with Jeske's permission.
---- Original Message -----From: Sara (email@example.com)To: Lori JeskeSent: Monday, April 26, 2010 10:00 PMSubject: Re: HB 5428Lori:Thank you so much for your kind remarks about HB 5428.We will pay for your travel and housing expenses if you will come here and start working on a new bill that completes the effort so that all adoptees get their obc. Are you ready to move to Illinois and sacrifice your life to work for adoption reform for the next fifteen years in the frigid winter tundra of Illinois?Would you consider giving Representative Feigenholtz the key to your (delusional) Eutopian world where all ungrateful bastards think it's easy to pass a bill that makes everyone happy AND CAN ACTUALLY PASS ? Pass a law? what a concept !!Many Illinois born 65+ year old adoptees will get their birth certificates BEFORE THEY DIE--- very soon.We will tell them that you would prefer to throw good under the bus while waiting for perfect and that you think they should wait a little longer.Good luck in Washington state with your efforts. We can hear the unsealing now.......NOT.YOu sound so positive and committed to opening all recordsthat I wish you could give me the key to your adoption
I feel it is my responsibility... I wear my heart on my sleeve. It's hard having to beg for human rights. I have been called a traitor to the adoption rights movement because I try to stay balanced, to be the voice of the minority but restore human rights to the majority.
So now we’re left with a critically important question:
Does the American Adoption Congress actually support this bill that will do incredible damage to Illinois adoptee’s rights, *OR* was the bill’s passage built upon Melisha Mitchell lying and claiming to represent the AAC when in fact she had been dropped by the AAC as its one time Illinois state representative prior to the Judiciary Committee hearing?
Currently, the AAC website lists no state representative for Illinois and until recently made no mention of the bill it’s supposedly a proponent of in its legislative section. As the website stands tonight, a section on the bill has since been added, but makes no mention of any AAC support for it, nor any mention of AAC participation in the oversight committee HB 5428 would create.
I agree, this is a critically important question. Anyone who believes HB 5428 is a fair compromise should consider that the propaganda supporting this bill comes from people who have a vested financial and/or political interest in the bill's passage.