Write to your representative

Oct 15, 2013 by

So the government is shut down and everyone is mad at everyone else.  The congressional approval rate has dropped to an all time low of 5 percent.  I cannot wrap my head around that number.  How can you have a 5% approval rate and still keep your job?  I really don’t get it.  Suffice to say, our government is broken and 95% of the people don’t like how things are being handled.

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So what do we do about it?  We can share frustrating stories and news blurbs on Facebook or Twitter.  We can yell at the radio as the drive time news casters lament over what one side or the other is doing wrong.  We can do nothing, which is what most of us do, thinking the problem is too big, cannot be solved and I’m way too busy to get involved.

Or we can write a letter.  You don’t even need a stamp these days.  Just send an email.

I’m not saying you writing a letter will fix all the problems of Washington, but it’s a start.  Imagine if 10% of the people all wrote letters and told their representatives what they thought.   What if we could get 15-20% of the people to stand up and let their voice be heard that we are not sending our representatives to Washington to sit on their buts and shut down the government, but to actually do the work we send them their to do.  Just what if 50% of the people of america took the time to write one email to their representative.   I can’t promise anything, but imagine the representatives email systems overflowing with the voices of the people.  Imagine them actually hearing from those that they represent every single minute of every day, reading the words of those that they are supposed to representing.  I’m a dreamer, so imagine 95% of the country paying attention, standing up and letting their voice be heard.

We can all talk about how much we don’t like what’s going on, or we can start to do something about it.

I’m not calling for a march on Washington.  Let’s start small.  Let’s make it simple.  Just write a letter to your representative.

Tell them when you vote them into office and send them to Washington you expect them to work for you.

It’s very easy to find your local representative and send them an email.

Take a moment this week and let your voice be heard.  Tell others to do the same.  Maybe if enough people stand up and get involved in a small way we can start to fix some of the problems we don’t like in our government.  Let’s start small.  Let’s start simple.   Let’s stand up and see what we can do.

Ben…

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