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Letter to my congress critter who endorsed HR1022

Discussion in 'Activism' started by CombatArmsUSAF, Jan 4, 2008.

  1. CombatArmsUSAF

    CombatArmsUSAF Well-Known Member

    This is the text of my email to the "Honorable" Mr. Kucinich:

    This is my first attempt at activism, please feel free to comment. I need to know what I can improve, I have tough skin so be critical.
  2. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Well-Known Member

    Did you get a reply? If so I'm sure we'd be interested in seeing it.
  3. CombatArmsUSAF

    CombatArmsUSAF Well-Known Member

    I just sent it out. If they reply, I will definitely post it on here.

    If they do reply, it will probably just be a canned response anyways though.
  4. AndyC

    AndyC Well-Known Member

    Short and to the point - I like it ;)
  5. nalioth

    nalioth Well-Known Member

    Put it on paper, drop it in an envelope and send it to him.

    Politicians ignore 'online petitions' and barely acknowledge email.

    Phone calls are good, but you'll probably talk to an aide in their office.

    Politicians love to get letters on paper, though.
  6. Citroen

    Citroen Well-Known Member

    I Liked it!

    I thought it was excellent. I do agree, however, that mail carries more weight than electronic transmissions and telephone calls or face to face are the most effective. Mail a copy - it only costs you .41 --- today!

    For really short messages, post cards at 26 cents each are pretty effective. I like to think that they also pickup readership along the way - who can resist reading other people's mail?

    Good job.
    Charlotte, NC
  7. fearless leader

    fearless leader Well-Known Member

    Kudos, Sir. That's a very good letter. Short, and to the point. Now, if only someone there actually reads it.
  8. bogie

    bogie Well-Known Member

    Timing can also be important - right now, I think Denny's a little more concerned about how to gracefully drop out of the presidential race... Oh wait... he's not gonna be graceful...
  9. Crow1108

    Crow1108 Well-Known Member

  10. Ryanimal

    Ryanimal New Member

    Dennis Kusenich?

    Isn't he the spokesman for Ritalin? Or was that Howard Dean?

    Regardless, I don't think either of them care about anything other than lording power over others. I think your time and energy were wasted.

    Perhaps a present from http://dogdoo.com/Default.asp would be more appropriate? [not related with that website or business; I just send them a lot of money and like them very much]
  11. Lichter

    Lichter Well-Known Member

    I did an internship for my congressman a while back and sadly he never saw the mail. We opened it, and found the canned letter some staffer had written, punched in the address and mailed it off.
  12. Zundfolge

    Zundfolge Well-Known Member

    Kucinich has ALWAYS been a rabid anti gunner ... why are you surprised he supported 1022?
  13. CombatArmsUSAF

    CombatArmsUSAF Well-Known Member

    Not when he was a city councilman for Brooklyn, OH. It wasn't until he made state politics that his anti gun stance reared it's ugly head. I have been a supporter of his because he played a major role in getting a family member of mine elected to city council.

    I'm actually considering sending him the poo poo platter with an attached copy of my above letter.
  14. v35

    v35 Well-Known Member

    Good letter. +1 for dropping it in the mail.

    Heavens! You ought to make a habit of writing your congresscritters regularly. If they get voted out, they at least ought to know why.

    If you do make a habit of it, and I hope you do, research the proper format for a letter to a legislator. In other words, how the salutation should appear etc. Google it yourself - should be easy enough.
  15. AndyC

    AndyC Well-Known Member

    "Dear Servant" ought to give them a hint ;)
  16. Robert Hairless

    Robert Hairless Well-Known Member

    I like "Dear Congresscritter" better. Puts them in their place right away, shows them who's boss. Whenever possible I also talk about "sheeple" and throw in a "Molon Labe" or two. Keeps them on their toes.
  17. AirForceShooter

    AirForceShooter Well-Known Member

    my Congress critter is a supposed Republican. Can you spell RINO.
    He just got elected and I have never gotten a response from him from anything I have communicated to him. I have used everything, e-mail, phone. snail mail and face to face.
    But you know they call for money!!
    He's gotta go.

  18. Autolycus

    Autolycus Well-Known Member

    Sadly... I would vote for Dennis Kucinich rather than all of the Republican candidates, except for Ron Paul.
  19. DirksterG30

    DirksterG30 Well-Known Member

    That is sad!
  20. CombatArmsUSAF

    CombatArmsUSAF Well-Known Member

    Yes it is!!

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