How Can I Get Through to a Politician Via E-Mail?

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by CelticWhisper, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    This may be better suited to the Sandbox but I'm posting it in Aviation Passenger Security because I think a lot of us may find it a useful tool with regard to effecting change in TSA policy.

    From Slashdot:



    http://ask.slashdot.org/story/12/04...w-can-i-get-through-to-a-politician-by-e-mail

    Interesting read, and it seems there is some good advice mixed in with the general cynicism. I enjoyed the comment about timing the correspondence to when a bill is first introduced - little things like that make a lot of sense but are easy to miss.
     
  2. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    One option is to use faxzero or other online fax service. It goes to a separate mailbox or is actually printed out. if you leave a return fax or email it improves your likelihood of a real reply.
     
  3. jtodd

    jtodd Original Member

    I send lots of emails, and very rarely get responses. I must say the level and amount of access to so called elected representatives is very disappointing, especially knowing that I am being pushed aside so that lobbyists with bags of money can get plenty of face time with them.

    A round of emails last week to them stated as much. Due to that, I actually got a response from one of their local office representatives. I won't post names or anything, but I about vomited today when I got an email from him. Here it is for your pleasure/entertainment:

     
  4. Affection

    Affection Original Member

    Simple: don't e-mail. Call.
     
  5. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    Which is the best office to call, Jon? Washington or local?
     
  6. JoeBas

    JoeBas Original Member

    "How Can I Get Through to a Politician Via E-Mail?"

    1) Attach a significant donation via paypal.

    2) Tell him/her you have photos from that "thing" he/she was at Saturday night.
     
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  7. Affection

    Affection Original Member

    Doesn't matter... start with one, and if within a few days they haven't addressed you, go for the other. :)

    --Jon
     
  8. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    I'd go with the local office so they know you're a constituent. If you're not in that district use *67 to block call ID and they won't see the area code.
     

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