|I've decided to speak up!|
The Internet is a great thing and the government mandate that all governmental departments have a web presence is even better when it comes to tracking down your Congressional representative or Senator. Just go to http://www.house.gov and type your zip code in the search box. (Or http://www.senate.gov to track down your senators.) Voila! Up pops the web page for your representative with mailing addresses and phone numbers for both Capitol Hill and district offices, as well as email addresses! So, I picked up the phone on the first day of the shutdown and reached some poor receptionist who, at 8 a.m. DC time, already seemed a bit frazzled. I very calmly, succinctly, and politely expressed my opinion and honestly wished her a good day. Little did I know that by noon, nobody would be answering any phones in Congressional offices.
|I've been feeling out-of-touch with my|
When our Constitution was written, the Congress met for relatively brief sessions, leaving legislators available to spend considerable time among their constituents. The length of modern sessions precludes that valuable listening time. Candidly, I've never seen my representative in person. In his defense, though, I've never made any attempts to attend the few meetings he has held in my county, either. I've only seen one of my senators in person, just as, good Southern politician that he is, he lit the fuse at an anvil shoot. (DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME!)
|It's my responsibility|
I invite you to do the same. Let your representative and senators know what you are thinking. Otherwise, how would they know?
How are you living your Savory life?