The Albany Unsubscribe

“The office of a New York state Senate leader has intervened in a political tussle over a uniquely contemporary problem: a barrage of unwanted emails from a listserv. New York City Councilman Daniel Dromm said in letters to Senate Coalition Co-leaders Jeff Klein and Dean Skelos, and Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, that an email newsletter from Sen. Ruben Diaz Sr. was ‘harassing’ him. Mr. Dromm said Mr. Diaz ignored more than 10 requests to stop sending him the senator’s email newsletter, and is intending to ‘vex’ him with views in the emails that Mr. Dromm said are bigoted against gay people…. A spokesman for Ms. Stewart-Cousins said a member of the office reached out to Mr. Diaz’s aides last week about the email tussle, and ‘it is our understanding that he was removed from the list.’”