Contacting a member of congress

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  1. Russell
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    Hi All.
    Have you tried contacting a member of congress on the internet? I have two questions to ask.
    First, they tell you any response from them is "As a congressional courtesy..." This condescending tone is to put you in a position of of supplication before your lord and master or lady and mistress. Is it a courtesy for a member of congress to do his or her job, or is it a duty to the nation, as well as to their constituents?
    Second. Members of congress have "Step One - Zip Authentication" which disallows anyone who is not a constituent from contacting them via E-Mail. This leads me to believe that members of congress only care about constituents (votes and money/donations) and the rest of the city, county, state and nation do not matter. Do others feel the way I do?
    Thanks, Russ
     
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    I have contacted a few. Sometimes I get a personal response, other times a form letter. Usually nothing.

    But then I get put on their spam lists and I get all their e-mail blasts about whatever topic they wanna' pontificate about. Durbin and Pelosi are the worst offenders in that area.
     
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    You can generally email them by going to their websites.

    I've contacted a few. And gotten responses.
     
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    Hi Paul & Sallow,
    Thank you for your replies. How did you get past the zip authentication? The moment I put in my zip code I am rejected. If I use a zip code in their district, they want an address. Do we make one up?
    Thanks. Russ
     
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    It's kinda up to the congressperson. I've contacted congress people from other districts about issues I had with their stances. Sometimes they write you sometimes they don't. They are under no obligation to deal with anybody. Of course..that could be fatal in an election.
     
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    Hi Sallow,
    Am I correct in assuming that you sent a letter via snail mail?
    Thanks. Russ
     
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    What's so damned important that you feel obligated to hound an out-of-district congressperson who probably has a full time aide dedicated to handling thousands of emails daily?
     
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    Hi Mr. H.
    If you want to know, I'll tell you.
    I am a registered Democrat and feel embarrassed that democrats dropped the ball on Hr 235, The Social Security Fairness Act of 2009. A republican, H. McKeon of California, re-introduced it as HR 1332, The Social Security Fairness Act of 2011 and it already has 82 co-sponsors. Not only republicans but democrats are now realizing the damage done to hard working Americans by Ronald Reagan and his cronies. If you didn't know, "Ronnie" took away 60% of our social security because we were federal workers. Remember, no one told us we would be deprived of our social security when we were paying into it. I fully realize that Reagan took it away but neither Clinton nor Obama returned it to us.
    I woud like to urge all members of congress to vote for this bill, and especially for democrats to cross the aisle on this one. I need my social security and believe that I am more deserving of it than illegal aliens or foreign nations.
    And, by the way, from what I understand, God has already punished Reagan for this crime. He was buried on the San Andreas Fault line, every time California has a quake or tremor, his bones rattle, rock and roll. He will never have peace. He doesn't deserve it.
    Thank you. Russ
     
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    Email.

    I suppose you could give a fake addy..but why?
     
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    :lol:

    That's kinda funny..
     

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