Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Writing a LETTER to Your Lawmakers in Washington DC: Representatives and Senators

7-31-2012 Washington DC:

Now, you can simply write a letter and mail it to them, send a e-mail to each of them, OR if you become a member of OpenCongress they have a slick way of letting you write a letter, and, they send it to your folks in Washington DC. You must setup a OpenCongress account with your correct personal information.

Here is an example of a letter composed by this fellow, he chose to make it public (you don't have to), and OpenCongress sent it to all of his folks in Washington DC. Yes, you enter your zip code as part of your address, and OpenCongress finds your lawmakers. (Click on pic to see that page)

Now if you look closely at the right side of the above screen, you will find that you can send it to your friends as well, and folks can comment on your letter too; of course only if you make it public. Follow the directions for doing that.

Apparently this fellow started by TRACKING this bill (H.R.3796 Adam Walsh Reauthorization Act of 2012) and opposed it, then chose to write a letter about it. All this is possible after you setup an account on OpenCongress.

Personally I think this is a GREAT FREE service, unfortunately you cannot get to ALL Lawmakers, just to yours.

There is a way to get to other Lawmakers but it is involved, and you can read about it HERE.

For now have a great day and a better tomorrow.

Once you have your account and find the bills you are interested in, say this HR3796 bill, you can see OpenCongress also TRACKS when blogs write about the bill. See References to eAdvocate on lower right side. Every little bit helps get the messages to folks in Washington, even if they don't listen.