On The Road To 2008 - Commentary on issues as we countdown to the next opportunity to change the direction of America

Sunday, January 01, 2006

Write A Letter To Your Congresspersons

Darryl has a good idea to kick off the new year (although I've never liked the word "proactive").

I've sent my three letters to my Senators (Murray and Cantwell) and Representative (Reichert). How about you?

2 Comment(s):

Comment by: Anonymous allen

I have emailed all three congresscritters more than once. Rep Baird has answered three times. Second time was about a different topic, and I called him on that answer and he finally replyed to the correct topic.

Senator Murray has answered once, and Cantwell hasn't answered at all. All of the messages they sent back to me were canned political BS.

Not that the Repugs would do any better, but I feel our elected employees should listen to the taxpayers, and at the least, give them a decent answer.

1/02/2006 6:47 AM PT  
Comment by: Blogger Daniel Kirkdorffer

While I don't disagree, I'm sure they do tabulate sentiment sent to them via emails, whether they can find the time to respond with more than a canned response or not. I believe it does make a difference when they hear about specific issues.

If you have personal concerns then it would make sense a more direct approach, such as a follow-up call, or in person meeting if possible, would be better.

It is not easy responding to 6 million constituents when you are a busy Senator, and I for one don't begrudge them that.

1/02/2006 12:14 PM PT  

Post a Comment
All comments are welcome, however, rather than posting an Anonymous comment please consider selecting Other and providing your name or nickname so others know who you are. Thanks.

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< On The Road To 2008 Home