Carolyn Leighton

February 03, 2021

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Dear Congresswoman Cheney,

It's not often that I write a letter of support to a member of the Republican Party. The last time I did so was a letter to John McCain, about a month before he died- a true American hero!

Today, I'm sending you such a letter, because I know you are standing up for principle and right - and that's what WITI, our organization, stands for.

You are an example of a courageous leader. Those of us who share your values understand that each of us needs to be held accountable for the choices we make. Ex-President Trump is no exception.

You chose to take the correct though unpopular stand, and now those who are willing to sacrifice our democracy for - who knows what? - are trying to take you down. But in the long run only leaders who stand for principle are ever remembered with respect.

So know that there are millions of Americans who cherish our Democracy who stand with you today - the day your party has the audacity to consider punishment for your choice of integrity over craven cowardice.

Carolyn Leighton
WITI - Women in Technology International

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