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  •  Yeah, but... (3+ / 0-)
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    LeftHandedMan, bustacap, irate

    All my representatives are hard-ass Republicans. I tried and tried on some issues, begging them "PLEASE represent me!" It has never worked, and I'm no longer sure even my votes count.

    What else can we do? Sign for a mass FOIA request? Join a lawsuit inevitably necessary to obtain withheld documents? Write letters of support to Bart even if we're not his constituents?

    •  Letters (4+ / 0-)

      It is the cumulative effect that they see.  Will they change their position with your one letter?  Probably not.  If every freakin constituent has something to say about a given issue, they will listen; their campaign funding depends on it.

      See DP World ports scandal.

    •  go down fighting (4+ / 0-)

      I don't know about you, but my philosophy is to keep fighting until the last dog dies.  

      If I'm going down, I'm getting my licks in before hitting the floor.

      So, give em a ring.  The toll free Capital Switchboard seems to be crashed due to the "hot button issue"...I just tried it.

      That said, making statements like denying the truth to the American people, and also the outsourcing of jobs is actually dependent upon the L-1 Visa, which of course is right now the "hot button" issue for they added these to the Senate bill.

      So you can kind of "side wind" this issue into their various agendas.

      by BobOak on Tue Mar 28, 2006 at 12:59:20 PM PST

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    •  The more nervous they get... (2+ / 0-)
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      laurak, BobOak

      the more chance we have that they will try to look responsive to their constituent's concerns.  Something like trying to get a report is not quite as damning and inconvenient on the scale of demands as, say, explaining how corporations are allowed to use offshore tax shelters to avoid paying their fair share for all the money they make.

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