A link to contact ALL of your Reps. & the White House in one...


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CharlieDeltaJuliet
December 31, 2012, 04:54 PM
Here is a link to contact ALL of your Reps. & the White House all in the same email. Please, I urge everyone to do so. Thanks

http://www.congress.org/congressorg/mail/?alertid=61046526&type=ML

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smithman 10
December 31, 2012, 06:35 PM
Thank you sir! I just used it to send a short message to my representatives. I hope others will do the same.

CharlieDeltaJuliet
December 31, 2012, 06:37 PM
No problem. This link just makes it a little easier...

smithman 10
December 31, 2012, 06:37 PM
Thank you sir! I just used it to send a short message to my representatives. I hope others will do the same. Here's what I wrote:

I urge you to exercise restraint in the wake of the Newtown, Connecticut tragedy and avoid a knee-jerk reaction that focuses only on more gun control legislation.

I firmly believe that new gun control laws would NOT be effective in providing better security in our schools.

But better mental health services and providing more real physical security in the schools and other so-called "gun-free zones" would actually make a difference.

Thank you.

mgkdrgn
December 31, 2012, 07:22 PM
Might I suggest that if YOUR reps don't already know what side to stand on with this issue ... then you've already lost the battle.

Green_Giant
December 31, 2012, 07:49 PM
Thanks for the link, I just sent my representatives a short message for their staffers to read.

footballboy3
December 31, 2012, 08:04 PM
appreciate the link.

Khyron
January 3, 2013, 08:35 PM
Thanks for the link. Just used it. Too easy.

hso
January 3, 2013, 11:19 PM
This link under Resources "How to communicate with Congress" http://www.congress.org/news/communicating-with-congress/ will take you to the same information and provide some tips on writing them.
Here's what I sent to mine -

I pledge to donate time and money to keep you in office if you vote NO to any changes to current federal law or policy with respect to firearms.

I pledge to donate at least as much time and money supporting your opponent to see you are unseated in the next primary or general election for any support of changes to current federal law or policy with respect to firearms.

Making legislation in a panic that treats 200 million voters across the nation as if we were criminally insane due to the heinous act of a single criminally insane young man that slaughtered little children is insulting and irrational. Further, it is uncalled for when the 2011 FBI Uniform Crime Report shows violent crime has been trending downward over the past 5 years and that rifles of all types were used in only 2.5% of murders in 2011. Such changes would be a burden on the federal budget, increase the bureaucracy needed to implement the new regulations, impose unreasonable burden on the public.

All this for the misguided and misdirected desire to implement the 20 year plans of some lawmakers that are using the bodies of the children of Sandy Hook elementary as a platform to advance themselves.

I expect you to oppose any further restrictions on firearms and firearms owners.


Here's the transcript of the "tips" video.
Sen. Debbie Stabenow: Madame President, I received an e-mail from a woman in Levonia, Michigan, who lost her job last year.

Sen. Jim Bunning: Eleven constituent … either phone calls or letters.

President Barack Obama: Some of you know that I get 10 letters out of the 40,000 that I receive every day, for me to take upstairs to the residence and read every single night.

Craig Crawford: Believe it or not, sometimes your letters to lawmakers are actually read. Of course, there are so many different ways to communicate with lawmakers, starting with the old-fashioned letter writing, and then phone calls, and with new technology, e-mails, and now, social networking sites like Twitter.

It’s a communications onslaught. For example, Congress gets over 200 million e-mails a year. So obviously, not all of it’s getting read, which is why we wanted to come up with some guidelines for helping you get your message through the clutter.

Rule #1: Only write YOUR lawmaker

Craig: The first rule is make sure you are only contacting your lawmakers. Make it clear at the very top of your message that you are one of their voters. I mean, if you have a complaint against your phone company, you don’t write some other phone company.

When lawmakers get messages or e-mails or letters from people who are not their constituents, they treat it like junk mail. (Throws mail in a garbage can.)

Rule #2: Make your letter topical and compelling

Mike Kelleher, Director of White House Office of Correspondence: (Voiceover) Anyone that sets a message to us, it comes into our offices. Our staff sorts through them. They identify those that meet our three tests: Are they something that’s representative of the mail that’s coming in, is it representative of something in the news, and is it something that’s a compelling message.

Tip: Use words like “Dear,” “Please” and “Thank you.”

Craig: That’s good advice from the president’s chief mail handler, who picks 10 letters a day for Obama to actually read, and it applies to any communication with elected officials. Keep it short, simple and sweet. Even if you’re angry, stay polite. And on the electronic stuff, avoid the all caps.

Rule #3: Avoid form letters

Craig: Avoid form letters from advocacy groups. They tend to get ignored although they’re sometimes counted in polls for who’s for and against something. The best approach is to get personal. Don’t be shy about telling your own story if it helps make your point.

Tip: Just be you.

Craig: Follow these guidelines and who knows, you might win the advocacy sweepstakes: A seat next to the First Lady at a State of the Union address and a nod from the president for your cause.

President George W. Bush: With us tonight representing many American families are Stephen and Josephina Ramos. (Applause)

Old Fuff
January 4, 2013, 11:08 AM
I just bookmarked it, and advise others do the same. Good stuff.

CharlieDeltaJuliet
January 4, 2013, 12:56 PM
Thank you hso, this is a great start. While I have faith in the majority of firearm owners, I am a bit worried and urge everyone to call,write and email their reps. We must let the know it is still "We the People" not "Us the Government". Thank you, and many thanks to those that take time to correspond, donate money or time, and stand for our rights.

JohnsXDM
January 5, 2013, 02:25 AM
Done!

rozziboy18
January 5, 2013, 04:19 AM
done!

copied it to my email so i can resend in 1 hour

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