Emails to Reps

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by MT GUNNY, Mar 18, 2009.

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  1. I Email reps Regularly

    22 vote(s)
    55.0%
  2. I Don't Email Reps

    5 vote(s)
    12.5%
  3. It doesn't do any good

    6 vote(s)
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  4. It Does Help Considerably

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    40.0%
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  1. MT GUNNY

    MT GUNNY Member

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    I am Always Emailing on Issues, I even Email Police Chiefs and Sheriffs with Thanks and Or Displeasures. Mostly State Reps and Federal Reps. Mostly 2 Amendment Issues, but also Economic and other issues.
    I'm 50/50 on whether it helps or not.

    What are your thoughts on this Subject? You can chose two answers!
     
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  2. Glockman17366

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    E-mail helps...letters help more...phone calls even help (phone calls are probably the least effective, but they sure make me feel better).
    The big thing is to ensure your political representative knows your views!!!!!!
     
  3. searcher451

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    The rule of thumb used by congressional staff is that for every letter received, 500 other constituents are of the same belief and opinion.

    In other words, keep those cards and letters coming.
     
  4. ByAnyMeans

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    I e-mail my reps all the time and write letters when I can, however I don't know if it helps so I did not vote for that section. I would like to think it does but It doesn't seem like anybody in Gov. is listening.
     
  5. j_galt

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    If you don't exercise your right to complain and better the situation now, you forfeit the right to complain about the loss of your right to have a voice in the future :).
     
  6. Lightninstrike

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    Write them. So few of their constituents take the time to do so and the ones who do act as representatives for the silent remainder. Saw a note above suggesting a 500:1 ratio. I have no data to prove or disprove. Anyone have data from an elected rep to refer to?
     
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    Sherrod Brown and Rino Voinovich dose not do a thing to write or call either one on any firearm issues.
     
  8. hlq

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    I think that it is important that the people that we have elected know how we feel on the issues that they are voting on. They are accountable to us.. There party leader doesn't have a vote back home on election day.
     
  9. denfoote

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    I contact my critters but the corruption is so high, that it probably will do no good.
     
  10. MT GUNNY

    MT GUNNY Member

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    Bump
     
  11. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

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    It does help, but a hand written post card is better and a real face to face visit is best.
     
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