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View Diary: Write a Letter to the Editor to Pressure Your Republican Congressman on Fiscal Cliff (With Tips) (15 comments)

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  •  Letters to Editor's (1+ / 0-)
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    It would be great if we had a resource that we could link to within DKOS to use sample letters or boilerplate language on issues that with maybe a little local customization could be sent to smalltown papers. Get the common message out all over to these outlets.

    •  Personal is always better (2+ / 0-)
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      Catte Nappe, night cat

      The most effective letters are those that show a concrete connection to the community, i.e. "I attended Local Elementary with Congressman X when he was a boy..."

      The more real the person sounds, the more likely that letter will be selected for publication. And the more attractive it will be to the readers.

      I love it that Obama's channeling Harry Truman: "I don't give 'em hell; I just tell the truth and they think it's hell!"

      by sillia on Sat Dec 01, 2012 at 07:24:44 AM PST

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      •  Right. (1+ / 0-)
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        You can get talking points (use one) around here.

        A letter which sounds like you is better from you than a letter which sounds like me.

        Make the point that he usn't being asked to vote for a tax hike; he is being asked to vote for a tax cut.
        the point that the cut is on all incomes under $250,000. The guys making more than that aren't paying more taxes if this bill is passed; they are paying $X less. (Anybody kinow what X is.)
        The point that congressman X whines about the deficit, but he keeps insisting that his donors need to pay fewer taxes.

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