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Connecticut Council On Occupational Safety: Despite His Claims, We're Not Affiliated With Ricci


Ct Council on Occupational Safety & Health

683 North Mountain Road · Newington, CT 06111 · (860) 953-COSH (2674) · Fax (860) 953-1038

July 14, 2009

Senator Patrick J. Leahy
United States Senate
Committee on the Judiciary
224 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

Dear Senator Leahy,

On behalf of the Connecticut Council on Occupational Safety and Health we wish to make clear that Mr. Frank Ricci is not speaking on behalf of our organization before your committee regarding the confirmation of Judge Sonia Sotomayor as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Please remove ConnectiCOSH as an affiliation for him from your records and correct this error on the committee's website.

Mr. Ricci in the past has participated in ConnectiCOSH activities to strengthen workers' rights to refuse dangerous work and some fire safety issues. Mr. Ricci has posted on his website that he is the "Director of Fire Services for ConnectiCOSH" but there is no such position with ConnectiCOSH. We have in no way authorized him to testify in relation to this nomination. In fact he does not hold any elected or appointed position with ConnectiCOSH.

Please remove ConnectiCOSH from any association with Mr. Frank Ricci in relation to his testimony before your committee regarding Judge Sonia Sodamayor as his views are his own and do not reflect our organization's position regarding his lawsuit against the city of New Haven and subsequent legal decisions.

Thank you for your time and consideration.


Steve Schrag Judy Sparer
Steve Schrag Judy Sparer

Co-Chair ConnectiCOSH Board Member

CC: Frank Ricci

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