Pro Capitol Switchboard Strats

So the President is apparently going to end the DACA program to help undocumented immigrants stay in the country. I don’t agree with this decision, not even with giving it a six-month delay before the program ends. So I’m going to call my state Senators/Congressperson and show them how I feel.

Just dial (202) 224-3121 to get to your reps… although I have them all saved individually as contacts on my phone.

Now… the thing is, you’re pretty much required to do this if you resist even a little bit of the current agenda. Obviously, we all agree or disagree with things in government. Is one who does not actively participate in government one of those “complicit in the insanity”? Probably, but I’d rather not use such harsh words. But for the people who call, I’d like to know how they approach it. I fear that calling my reps too often within a certain amount of time will make them assume I’m a repeat caller, and thus, a weirdo. Would they be more or less likely to prioritize the input I have in their workings?

So I tend to not prioritize lots of calls. Instead, I space things out, often taking a week or more between sessions. On the other hand, I don’t mind emailing them as much as humanely possible, but that is not going to get much done in a shorter amount of time, given the caveats of this system. In order to combat the lack of priority given to some issues, I might actually split the issues between politicans, so that one of them gets one issue they may not have heard about (it could be common sense to the other). Maybe I’d save the most important issue for the one who I trust the most. it’s all interesting to think about.

So yes, please do your part to make the world a better place. Maybe in a few months, I’ll post an editorial blisteringly criticizing yours, because things will’ve degenerated to the point of exhaustion.


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