In the last 1 month
6 or longer
I have never contacted any of them
I was discovering that life just simply isn't fair and bask in the unsung glory of knowing that each obstacle overcome along the way only adds to the satisfaction in the end. Nothing great, after all, was ever accomplished by anyone sulking in his or her misery.
it's been quite a while, but a former girl friend was a constituent services staffer for a senator
previously, she had served in the same role for another senator in another state
she was surprised at the modest volume of personal letters sent to the senators she worked for
as a result, those who bothered to write received disproportionate attention/response from their senator and/or his staff
she was not referring to the boilerplated post cards and letters requiring only an individual signature on each, but the personal communications received from constituents
this was during the infancy of the internet age, so i cannot comment whether that has changed the way personal communications are handled presently
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius
I actually have a appointment for a phone call with my Congressman next week. Some guys from my unit did a PR event with him today and he mentioned a letter I sent in to him about Tricare cuts. Then he said he'd like to talk about it instead of go back and forth via email. I'm going in with a friendly disposition but I sense it will go south quickly if he attempts to side step or dodge my questions. After all, I don't work for that dude. He's just another guy to me. I work for the POTUS.
“Mr. Speaker, I once again find myself compelled to vote against the annual budget resolution for a very simple reason: it makes government bigger.” ― Ron Paul
Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of Liberty. – Thomas Jefferson
if he makes no movement in your direction, before hanging up, ask him to give you his direct quote so that you write his position down exactly ... to be used when you share the position he stands on with the media
good luck with that effort!
I have heard constantly for over 30 years that personal letters that people actually sit down and take time to write in their own words get the most respect. Personally, if I were in office, I wouldn't put any credence into mass-mailed postcards, either.
If, when defending your support for Donald Trump, and your response is,
"But but but... HILLARY!!!", then you lost the argument before you even began.
I never wrote to either, but my friend did, a lot, and he got zilch from our senator.
I have probably written them half a dozen times in my life. Other than writing my grandmother, it is the only time I send an actual physical letter instead of email. I find it is most useful when the congress member might be potentially on the fence about an upcoming bill. And, of course, it is most effective when it is part of a concerted letter writing campaign.
But on highly partisan issues, yeah, it would probably be a waste of time.
About a year ago I wrote my congressman and senator about something (I don't really remember what now). I wrote to the city council this summer.
If you build a man a fire, he'll be warm for a day.
If you set a man on fire, he'll be warm for the rest of his life.