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  •  Any suggestions on how to actually, you know, (1+ / 0-)
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    Flying Goat

    get through to a Congresscritter?  We've got about zero chance of speaking directly to ours, or especially to our two out-of-touch Senators.

    Staff is there to relay messages to the office holder.  It is their job to take calls, irate, friendly, pleading, demanding, unreasonable and irrational, along with heartfelt and complementary.  

    My cousin was a staffer for many years for a Congressman and I sat in his office while he took calls.  Each one was duly logged and the caller treated respectfully.  

    That's their job.   If the Congressional officeholders themselves would answer the phones, we'd be happy to speak directly to them, but they have elected to be pretty much permanently unavailable.

    Please suggest other ways by which we can communicate with our elected representatives.  Phone is one of the few forms left in the security state.  Email, yeah, it gets cataloged.   Paper letters take forever due to security screening, so they are not timely, if they ever were.  

    Ideas?

    "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

    by YucatanMan on Wed Feb 20, 2013 at 02:21:22 PM PST

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