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Who has written their Senator/Rep?

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by JimmyP, Jan 30, 2009.

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  1. JimmyP

    JimmyP TS Member

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    I am curious as to how many on here have relayed their thoughts to our officials? David has made it very easy with a link at the top. The only way we can promote change in the status quo is to let them hear what we think. If you haven't then how do you expect them to know how you feel? Not trying to be an a@# about it but we need to start somewhere. There are 535 members on the hill but there are 35,000 lobbyists pushing their own agenda, whether it be right or wrong for the country. The only way we can get their attention is with numbers. Please write, and often,to let them know how you feel.

    Jimmy
     
  2. shooter99

    shooter99 Well-Known Member

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    I have them on Speed Dial.
     
  3. Tripod

    Tripod Well-Known Member

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    I did yesterday. To thank both of my Iowa senators for not voting for the crook Tim Geithner. Surely there is someone who can do that job who isn't a crook.
     
  4. Shooting Jack

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    I do fairly often. The newest legislation on serialization of pistol ammo was totally shut down in my state(Georgia) but I asked them to do what they could to put a stop to it entirely. They intend to introduce this Federally once they get several states to sign on. Jackie B.
     
  5. Bocephas

    Bocephas Well-Known Member

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    Yep,sent six emails a week ago.Have not heard anything back.

    Bocephas
     
  6. TC

    TC TS Member

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    Telephone calls and written letters are the most effective. Emails and postcards are easily disgarded. A phone call ties up a phone line and a staff member.
     
  7. R.Kipling

    R.Kipling Well-Known Member

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    I write, call and e-mail all of my congressmen (state and federal) at least once a week. Some weeks it's just about every day, there is always something to discuss. I also include CD's with Youtube, media or web site video evidence of some continuous issues. I have found this action to be very effective.

    My Senator has a regular Tuesday Morning Coffee in Washington DC that is always informative to attend. I make the effort to visit all my congressmen 3 times each year. It's amazing what a little face-to-face time can accomplish.

    Kip
     
  8. BT-100dc

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    My wife and I call ours. I believe the email may end up being deleted. Call, call & call.
     
  9. TALLEND

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    Evan BYE,will kiss obamys A--,ooops I mean vote for the"Stimulus Packeage"--the "greenie"(Evans office)about choked when I said I didnd belive in global warming


    Lugars office "wishy,washy",thanked me for my opinion.


    INDIANA NEEDS (2) NEW SENATORS--IMHO

    Tom
     
  10. The Rock

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    Send a fax every week or more in some cases.

    Rock

    Jim
     
  11. grunt

    grunt TS Supporters TS Supporters

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    I call . I just called and thanked him for not voting for this last bill. Forget my Senators here in California.
     
  12. Bvr Tail

    Bvr Tail Well-Known Member

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    Tallend,

    I agree!

    I sent Lugar an e-mail, about Pelosi's jet, and the stimulus package. No response so far. I believe he is up to something with Obama. Can't quite put my finger on it, but I'll bet it has something to do with Mitch Daniels administration.

    You are right that Indiana needs two new Senators in Washington!

    Danny
     
  13. W.P.T.

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    Washington , DC - President Barack Obama and the Demo cr at controlled Congress is considering sweeping legislation that will provide new benefits for many Americans. The Americans With No Abilities Act (AWNAA) is being hailed as a major legislative goal by advocates of the millions of Americans who lack any real skills or ambition.

    “Roughly 50 percent of Americans do not possess the competence and drive necessary to carve out a meaningful role for themselves in society,” said California Senator Barbara Boxer. “We can no longer stand by and allow People of Inability (POI) to be ridiculed and passed over. With this legislation, employers will no longer be able to grant special favors to a small group of workers, simply because they have some idea of what they are doing.”

    In a Capitol Hill press conference, House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid pointed to the success of the U.S. Postal Service, which has a long-standing policy of providing opportunity without regard to performance. Approximately 74 percent of postal employees lack any job skills, making this agency the single largest U.S. employer of Persons of Inability.

    Private-sector industries with good records of non-dis cr imination against the Inept include retail sales (72%), the airline industry (68%), and home improvement warehouse stores (65%). At the state government level, the Department of Motor Vehicles also has an excellent record of hiring Persons of Inability (63%).

    Under AWNAA, more than 25 million mid-level positions will be cr eated, with important-sounding titles but little real responsibility, thus providing an illusory sense of purpose and performance.

    Mandatory non-performance-based raises and promotions will be given so as to guarantee upward mobility for even the most unremarkable employees. The legislation provides su bs tantial tax breaks to corporations that promote a significant number of Persons of Inability into middle-management positions, and gives a tax cr edit to small and medium-sized businesses that agree to hire one clueless worker for every two talented hires.

    Finally, the AWNAA contains tough new measures to make it more difficult to dis cr iminate against the non-abled, banning, for example, dis cr iminatory interview questions such as, “Do you have any skills or experience that relate to this job?”

    “As a Non-abled person, I can't be expected to keep up with people who have something going for them,” said Mary Lou Gertz, who lost her position as a lug-nut twister at the GM plant in Flint , Michigan , due to her inability to remember rightey t ightey, lefty loosey. “This new law should be real good for people like me,” Gertz added. With the passage of this bill, Gertz and millions of other untalented citizens will finally see a light at the end of the tunnel.

    Said Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), “As a Senator with no abilities, I believe the same privileges that elected officials enjoy ought to be extended to every American with no abilities. It is our duty as lawmakers to provide each and every American citizen, regardless of his or her inadequacy, with some sort of space to take up in this great nation and a good salary for doing so.”


    I got this in a E Mail and it sounds about right with the Dumbocrates in charge ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  14. recurvyarcher

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    I call, write, and visit.

    Sometimes I sit in on congressional hearings (on behalf of the war fighters), and I also interact with senate offices because the senators are invited speakers at our functions. So I periodically get to have direct contact. As you all know, I do speak my mind.

    Opposing views are not always well-received.

    I like Kiplings post, and learned some new methods from it. Thanks for posting those.
     
  15. ramen39

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    Called both of mine in Indiana.
    I also agree with Tallend
     
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