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Write to your Congresspeople! by The Elephant's Child
July 31, 2021, 11:21 am
Filed under: Politics | Tags: , ,

I tell my readers often to write to their congresspeople, and realized that you may envision laboriously writing a letter, finding an envelope and a stamp, and taking it to the post office.

No. Go to House.gov, or Senate.gov, find your congresspeople on the list and a click will bring up their website where you can sound off. All the help you need including how to find out just who your congresspeople are, is right there. You can complain to your heart’s content. At worst, some staffer will enumerate the complainers from your district. And you will also find the website for their offices in your home state, so you can write twice. If you are really incensed, you can go to their home office and sound off. They mostly want to get reelected. so somebody is paying attention.

We vote for the one in our party or who we think is the best candidate, neither of whom may win. Doesn’t matter, they are still responsible for representing you. And unless their feet are held to the proverbial fire, they may not be representing you at all. It’s your best opportunity to be heard. Take advantage of it.

ADDENDUM: We are having local elections on August 3. School boards, city councils, county executive, that sort of thing. Hard to get much information about those who are running for office. We have a constant candidate for office (usually a higher one) who calls himself “goodspaceguy”, running for county executive. I have no idea who he really is, why he gets a bang out of seeing his chosen name on the ballot. This year he has a significant white beard. I assume there is a fee to get put on the ballot, but I don’t know that. He has been on the ballot for years and years. Just a local oddity here in the Seattle area. Do you have some in your area?


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