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How often should we write our elected officials?

Discussion in 'Activism Discussion and Planning' started by MCK0704, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. MCK0704

    MCK0704 Member

    I wrote last week to my US Representative, one US Senator (the other one agrees with Obama on guns, and has a wife who writes anti-gun pieces for a major newspaper in my state), the governor and my state senator and representative.

    I got responses from my US Representative and US Senator fairly quickly.

    I haven't heard anything from my state politicians yet, and from what I can tell gun control isn't really an issue right now in Ohio.

    Anyway, because I wrote to my public servants last week, and the two who seem most influential right now agree with me, how often should I write them?

    I think once a week might be too much, so maybe I'll just wait until there are bills being considered?

    I haven't really written to my Congressmen before. The only other time was when I had to do it in high school government class.

    Any advice is appreciated.
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2013
  2. Ryanxia

    Ryanxia Well-Known Member

    Write often. I've written to all my Congress critters about each individual anti-gun Bill that was proposed in the House as well as a separate e-mail regarding Feinstein's upcoming Bill. I always include that I'm a registered voter who voted in the last election and I will either support them during reelection or work passionately to unseat them.
  3. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

    Every single time a piece of legislation is proposed you should tell your elected officials if you support it or oppose it. That includes state or fed officials.

    In our case, it is more likely that you'd be opposing anti legislation, but you may see the occasional pro 2A legislation proposed in Congress (you're more likely to see it at the state level).

    If you're specific they recognize you're paying attention. If you contact them ever time they know you're not only paying attention, but you're not going to drift off, but that you're dedicated. Dedicated focused people influence them more than the vague "No gun control" crowd.

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