I wrote a letter to the Governor...

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by booker81, Mar 23, 2011.

  1. booker81

    booker81 Redneck Tech Girl

    Apr 18, 2010
    I always wonder who reads those.....

    Any ideas? Aides? The delete box?

    I write my congress folks, but rarely get a reply.

  2. dkvart1

    dkvart1 Songster

    Nov 5, 2010
    I recently wrote my congressman for the first time and did get a response.

    It was written as though he wrote it, but I seriously doubt he was the one that answered it. It's most likely in most instances it falls into the hands of staff. Of course I could be wrong, I'm not sure how many folks actually take the time to write their elected officials. If they don't get a lot of mail from their constituents then maybe they do answer themselves. [​IMG]

    just my best guess.
  3. bakerjw

    bakerjw Songster

    Apr 14, 2010
    Johnson City, Tn
    Federal senators and representatives have a service that handles all of their correspondence. I've gotten a reply before that was on a subject completely different than what I had written them about. I've also gotten an identical letter as my in laws have when they've written on similar subjects. It's all form letters. It use to be that a letter carried some weight but now it is about volume pro and con. E-mails, letters, calls, etc...

    I've given up on writing and now call directly. I identify myself by name with my full address and advise that I am a registered voter. At least that carries some weight with the staffers that answer phones.

    I can say that I've had a staffer call me directly before regarding a letter that I sent so maybe it's not all worthless effort.

    Now at the state level. I have the cell number for my state representative and speak to him on occasion. If something comes up that I feel needs to be looked at I am always free to call him. IMHO we've lost D.C and the best we can hope for is to keep our states.
  4. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

    Apr 19, 2009
    Fall Creek Falls TN
    I get a form letter back every time I write. Sometimes it jsut says "Thanks for contacting me" and sometimes it explains why they voted a certain way, blah blah blah. But its also a form letter.
  5. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I get nothing but the satisfaction that I have done what I can do to express my opinion about the error of their ways.
  6. booker81

    booker81 Redneck Tech Girl

    Apr 18, 2010
    Quote:I think this is what I get....at least I *tried* ya know?
  7. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Crowing

    Apr 9, 2007
    Quote:Same here

  8. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    I've sent pre-written emails to my congressman and senator as well as the Secretary of Defense. I've received letters in the mail from the congressman and senator, nothing from the Secretary of Defense.

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