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How to Contact your Senator & Congress Critter

Discussion in 'Freedom and Liberty' started by Tracy, Aug 4, 2009.

  1. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    With so much going on in our world, it's good to let your representative know how you would like them to represent you.

    I'm not big on form letters or jump on the bandwagon with such-and-such group letters. I generally go directly to the source. If you're like me, then here's an easy way to find your representative and let them know how you feel... each and every time you feel it. :)



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  2. dragonfly

    dragonfly Monkey+++

    I'd love to....
    I really wonder, NOW just who would be that person?
    I mean, there probably was at one time, someone out there, that represented the American public....
    I can't tell which one would be even slightly interested in caring, much less even bother to read an email or letter, or even take a phone call, from what used to be their "constituents'!
    Not today.....
    Not anymore!
  3. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Obviously there aren't enough of them to respond properly to constituents questions and concerns. We need to increase the number of representatives. As of now, there is very roughly one representative for each 825,000 of us. Might be we can improve things in DC if the ratio is reduced to, say, one for each 100,000.

  4. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    They do respond to people and their wishes, if they know them.

    Do you know what makes special interest groups so "special"? Presence. In some cases; group presence. I've seen an intended vote change when the representative was addressed directly at the capital prior to the vote. The power of the people is still alive. You just have to be willing to be one of the people.

    Involvement is key. Do you attend local governmental meetings? Not many people do. In fact, a lot of times, they're surprised if anyone shows up. Show up a few times and they know your name, they may ask for your input or thoughts. If you're there for the mundane tasks, they pay more attention to you for the important tasks. IMO; the zoning of a piece of property is just as important as other legislative actions, as it all becomes a rule to follow or sets a precedence for future rules.

    Don't just sit around complaining or just send letters complaining. Tell them when you like what they do, too. Positive affirmations work wonders and elicit positive responses.

    If everyone sits back, and does nothing but complain, thinking nothing can be done; they're right.

    You are your own special interest. You represent self, family, and community.[flag]

    FYI: Your local government contact information may also be found in the front of your local telephone directory, blue pages. If you don't have one; the local library does.
  5. gunbunny

    gunbunny Never Trust A Bunny

    That's funny, this is what I just got- "Requested Page Cannot Be Found."

    Wonder why that is? I used the link, it went straight to the house of reps, used my state+zip, got a link to Rep Holden, and clicked on it. Can they be overloaded at the moment?
  6. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    They could be a mite busy. Check this out for one reason why.
    YouTube- Glenn Beck: Cars.gov allows government to takeover your computer
  7. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    Try this:


    It's the main page, it has information listings: Currently on the House Floor; Find a Bill or Debate; and more.

    You can also find your Rep.'s (by last name) or Committee's websites.
  8. gunbunny

    gunbunny Never Trust A Bunny

    The link works much better today, thanks!
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