Rep. Yoder's (KS) office refuses communciation via email

Discussion in 'What's On Your Mind?' started by jtodd, Jun 17, 2012.

  1. jtodd

    jtodd Original Member

    I have been attempting to get assistance and answers regarding issues with the TSA from various politicians. None are very communicative. But I have encountered one, an aide with Rep. Kevin Yoder's office, who is now stating, demanding even, that he will only communicate with me via phone and not email.

    I have inquired as to the reason behind this as email appears to be the primary communication listed on most politicians websites. At this time I will not be posting his name, number or email, though I may if he continues to ignore the responsibilities of Mr. Yoder's office.

    I was just wondering if anybody else has encountered this?
  2. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Nope. But I say bombard him with phone calls!
  3. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    Email is discoverable.
  4. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    First of all, he can't force you not to email the office.

    Second, you can still keep a record of your phone calls to the office.

    Third, you can write letters.
  5. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    Agreed with Lisa - write letters and/or send faxes. For what it's worth (frankly, not (expletive deleted), if we're talking about replies themselves) I've always received replies to mailed printed letters I've sent. They've all been either craven, sniveling excuse-making (Schakowsky), blustering back-patting (expletive deleted) (Dick "I'm So Great" Durbin) or "(expletive deleted) off I'm busy. Also, Israel. Also also, private schools. VOTE FOR ME KTHXBYE." (Kirk), but I've gotten them. E-mail has a much spottier track record.

    I think that, for as much of an electronic age as we live in, there's still some certain je ne sais quoi about having a physical letter to hold in one's hand that causes politicians to give more weight to mailed correspondence. Many say that E-mail is their "preferred" mode of communication, but "preferred" can just as easily mean "I like it because it's easy to disregard and delete under the excuse that if you really cared, you'd have sent a letter (even though it was me who first told you to use E-mail)."

    I'd hand-write them for maximum impact but A. my hands would hate me for the next 20 years and B. they'd need to hire a cryptanalyst to read my handwriting, and the last thing I want to do is provide any justification for THIS government to hire more people capable of breaking privacy-protection mechanisms.
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  6. jtodd

    jtodd Original Member

    Lisa - He's not telling me I can't email, but he is saying he won't provide any communication to me via email. I think it's his way of trying to make sure that none of his comments are recorded, either that or he is just a lazy POS that is trying to avoid doing any work.

    CeltichWhisper - I originally started with written/typed letters, but considering the number of times I write them, and the fact that not every written letter receives a response, it doesn't appear to be cost effective or timely. That said, I may do a 2 or 3 week letter writing campaign just to mix things up. A letter a day to each politician.

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