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  •  Email is convenient, but paper is more effective (2+ / 0-)
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    denig, Something the Dog Said

    I know it is an expense, but the impact is significant.

    I copy and mail Tom Begnal's "Another Day in the (Gun Crazy) U.S.A." every week to my Senator (Feinstien, who is already on the bandwagon).

    I believe that if more folks did this, our voices would not be so easily ignored.

    I've written before on this; emptying a full email inbox can be done with a fingertip. A laundry cart full of letters is not so easily dismissed.

    If we are going to live at the speed of code, we need to remember the stillness of eternity. -- dharmasyd

    by Darryl House on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 07:40:15 AM PDT

    •  But it does not allow for easy to follow links (1+ / 0-)
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      Darryl House

      that is the point. That they can go to any of the stories and see what is happening.

      I will not shop on Thanksgiving nor before 10am on the following Friday out of solidarity with retail workers! Please do the same.

      by Something the Dog Said on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 08:11:33 AM PDT

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      •  Do you really think they will? (0+ / 0-)

        I am certainly not trying to be argumentative, your call to action is important and every voice counts -- thank you for this.

        Tom's daily diary is effective because it is a summary that emphasizes the volume of gun violence incidents with enough detail to convey their absurdity and horror and not verbose enough to cause the audience to lose interest.

        The purpose of sending information and opinion to lawmakers is the same for citizens as it is for any lobby. We're not trying to change their minds, but to change their vote on critical issues.

        My intent is to let Congress know we're watching, and to let them know why. The Senate has thumbed its nose at me, at you, at 90% of their constituents. It infuriates me that our will is so blatantly ignored and I am not going to make it convenient for them to do so.

        If we are going to live at the speed of code, we need to remember the stillness of eternity. -- dharmasyd

        by Darryl House on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 09:14:42 AM PDT

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