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Moulton, Alabama woman lost job for sporting a Kerry/Edwards sticker on her car.

John Aravosis at AmericaBlog has a donation campaign (via Paypal) to help out Lynne. I just added to the donation jar. Please go to AmericaBlog and do the same, if you can. From the Decatur Daily:

Lynne Gobbell never imagined the cost of a John Kerry-John Edwards bumper sticker could run so high.

Lynne Gobbell said her boss fired her last week because of the Kerry-Edwards campaign sticker on the back of her car.

Gobbell of Moulton didn’t pay a cent for the sticker that she proudly displays on the rear windshield of her Chevrolet Lumina, but said it cost her job at a local factory after it angered her boss, Phil Gaddis.

Gaddis, a Decatur bankruptcy attorney, owns Enviromate, a cellulose insulation company in Moulton.

Gaddis did not return phone calls from THE DAILY about the alleged Thursday firing.

Though she is unemployed and uncertain if she will get her job back, Gobbell said, she doesn’t regret her decision to keep the sticker on her windshield.

…”I would like to find another job, but I would take that job back because I need to work,” she said. “It upset me and made me mad that he could put a letter in my check expressing his (political) opinion, but I can’t put something on my car expressing mine.”

She was referring to a flier that she said Gaddis placed in employee envelopes to remind them of the positive impact that President Bush’s policies have had on them. An employee at the plant who would not identify himself confirmed the contents of the letter.

Gobbell provided a copy of the flier. It says:

“Just so you will know, because of the Bush tax (cut):

I was able to buy the new Hammer Mill

I was able to finance our receivables

I was able to get the new CAT skid steer

I was able to get the wire cutter

I was able to give you a job”

It further says:

“You got the benefit of the Bush tax cut. Everyone did.”

If you can’t give, you can still help. Folks, this scumbag’s company needs to get some serious unwanted attention. Emails, phone calls, snail mail. He needs to know that he’s going to lose a lot of business.

A little Googling produced this, people:

EnviroMate Insulation

13855 Court Street

Moulton, Alabama 35650

Phone: 256.350.0442

Email Address:

phil@pgeddes.com

This is an outrage, but she works in a right-to-work state and she can, in fact, lose her job for what she did. Kerry’s campaign needs to be all over this.

Note the hate from the Freepers.

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