Physical letters to Congress delayed up to 2 weeks


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Librarian
January 27, 2013, 04:26 PM
Walking through the House of Representative sites for the CA delegation the other day, I came across a notation that 'snail mail' letters are subject to security screening (remember 'white powder' in envelopes from a few years ago?) and are subject to delayed delivery.

At this stage of the legislative process, that 2 weeks is not likely a problem; when it gets closer to time for votes, it may be.

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sota
January 27, 2013, 04:29 PM
easy fix.
don't wait.

Mike OTDP
January 27, 2013, 04:33 PM
Or send the letter to the local office, not Washington.

bubbameat
January 28, 2013, 08:53 AM
Or use all mediums. Call, send physical letters, emails...

ZeSpectre
January 28, 2013, 09:28 AM
I wrote a little "PSA" on contacting your representatives (http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=698897). Hope it is of some help/use.

Librarian
January 29, 2013, 02:25 AM
I wrote a little "PSA" on contacting your representatives. Hope it is of some help/use.
That's really good; may I steal it and repost at Calguns?

goon
January 29, 2013, 02:44 AM
Maybe we should bog their security screeners down so much that the whole system grinds to a near halt. A man can dream...

I agree with the use of all forms. Any idea on whether email or phone is better? Anyone worked for a rep before who can advise?

ZeSpectre
January 29, 2013, 11:30 AM
Librarian Said; That's really good; may I steal it and repost at Calguns?
Please be my guest.

hso
January 29, 2013, 11:40 AM
Using all mediums of communications helps us in many ways. If we can clog the appointment books, switchboards, mail rooms, and email servers because so many voters are complaining about the threat of further restrictions on law abiding gun owners it sends another powerful message.

Keep those letters flowing.

BTW, post cards probably don't go through the same inspection process.

BearGriz
January 29, 2013, 11:50 AM
BTW, post cards probably don't go through the same inspection process.

True.

Some additional benefits of postcards:

- Cheaper stamps
- They force you to be succinct. I've seen too many draft epistles on here. Be brief and to the point.
- They are different and colorful and may get more attention.
- You can have loads of fun with them:

"Writing to you from sunny _______! Too bad you are busy in Washington protecting my interests. However, if you vote for ANY limitations on my gun rights, I'll be happy to relieve you of your duties so you can travel more."

You get the idea.

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