Letter Number 39

I have tried my hardest to reach out to various Senators, Congresspeople and even the President to share my concerns and thank them for certain efforts. Yet, what I have noticed is the use of a standard response letter created by subject. Sometimes, I have received the same letter more than once.

Over the weekend, I was speaking with a neighbor who is an attorney. Since I know he is of a similar mindset, our conversations usually turn to our political frustrations and concerns.

I shared my effort to contact legislators and he said that is nice, but usually is unsuccessful. He told me he used to work with a Congressman and would write those letters. He laughed that he once created “Letter Number 39,” which they would use to respond to a constituent.

We still have to try and contact these legislators. I usually don’t ask for a response anymore, because of the form letter responses. But, I do call and leave voicemails and occasionally speak with staffers. And, I continue with emails.

My friend’s comment is a little disheartening, but we cannot let it stop the reach out. I encourage you to write letters to the editor and share factual information with folks. It is a way to combat the fake news purveyed in large part by the US President and his sycophants.

4 thoughts on “Letter Number 39

  1. Dear Keith,
    If everyone made at least 5 calls to our lawmakers per day, this would make a major difference.

    I am making more than 5. Right now I am pushing hard DACA, CHIP and adequate aid to PR.
    i have been using twitter to reach every senator in the US Congress. I write at least 5 notes per week.

    It is important that we don’t grow weary. This is a battle worth fighting and winning.

    Hugs, Gronda Morin

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