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  •  If you've got a minute, call or write to your (4+ / 0-)

    elected representatives. I read or heard something earlier this week saying that the ratio of both donations and representative contacts is something like 4:1 gun rights:gun control. FWIW...

    Conservatives seem to believe that the rich will work harder if we give them more, and the poor will work harder if we give them less. E.J. Dionne

    by blueyescryinintherain on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 10:26:02 AM PST

    •  Link in post above for House member, I sent to my (1+ / 0-)
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      Rep (perhaps soon to be Senator) Ed Markey.  He will support this anyway (as will my other Senators Kerry & Warren), but the key is to keep bombarding (pun intended) all of our Congresscritters (even the ones that agree with us) so that they can hopefully keep/have sufficient intestinal fortitude when it comes to watering down everything that was proposed.

      Then they came for me - and by that time there was nobody left to speak up.

      by DefendOurConstitution on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 10:31:53 AM PST

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    •  Yes, write your elected employees (1+ / 0-)
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      and let them know what you expect of them in the performance of their job duties.  

      Give them a performance review, too.

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      by Noddy on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 10:38:02 AM PST

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