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Activist Resigns After Congressman Writes Letter to Employer

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Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (Getty Images)

Monday, 15 May 2017 02:50 PM

A New Jersey woman who joined a group urging a Republican congressman to diverge from President Donald Trump's policies says she quit her job after the congressman referred to her in a fundraising letter to her employer.

Saily Avelenda says a handwritten note on the letter to a board member of Lakeland Bank from Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen said a "ringleader" of the protest movement worked there.

Avelenda says she wasn't asked to resign but that the incident led to her resignation.

WNYC-FM in New York first reported the letter Monday.

Avelenda is part of "NJ 11th For Change." The group has criticized Frelinghuysen for not holding in-person town hall meetings in recent months.

The bank tweeted Monday its employees are allowed to engage in political activities as they choose.

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