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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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  •  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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      sillia

      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.
      OR
      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.)
      OR
      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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