RE: NANFA-- Off-Topic: Emailing the president?

chuckmiro (
Tue, 20 Mar 2001 10:25:17 -0500

The problem with email letters (from the viewpoint of getting action) is
that it's too easy to send a message.

Consequently, the Congresscritters get tons of mail that's poorly written,
poorly reasoned and often doesn't have important information (full name,
mailing address with zip code, etc.). Also, many special interests have
commandeered this tool to inundate Congress with canned messages from the
grassroots. Both have drastically reduced the value to elected officials of
this important tool, unfortunately.

A well-written hard-copy letter, postmarked from home, is more likely to
generate a response.

Chuck Miro
The Potomac Basin

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