Author: David W. Pugh


Sample Letter Protesting Robert Bork’s Nomination (September 1, 1987)

In this September 1, 1987, form letter, published in the Richmond Pride, the reporter David W. Pugh urges readers to send letters to Virginia’s U.S. senators encouraging them to vote against Robert Bork’s confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court. Pugh was chair of the Richmond Virginia Gay Lesbian Alliance and a member of the Richmond Lesbian and Gay Pride Coalition’s board of directors. On October 23, 1987, the U.S. Senate rejected Bork’s nomination, with Senator John Warner voting against confirmation and Senator Paul Trible voting for it.