[amsat-bb] Re: H.R. 607
gzook at yahoo.com
Thu Mar 17 10:38:49 PDT 2011
The bit about it taking up to 2 months for mail to reach your Representative or Senator is just not true these days! Two weeks ago I sent a letter to one of my Senators and got a reply in less than a week from the day I sent it. Not only was there a reply, there also was a copy of a letter from the particular federal agency that I was questioning directly addressing my concerns.
Also, every Representative and Senator has at least one local office and, in the case of Senators usually several local offices, to which mail can be sent. The address of those offices can be found on the website of the Senator or Representative as well as in most telephone books.
As for my particular Representative, I can hand deliver a letter in less than 10 minutes! His local office is about 1/2 mile from my house.
--- On Wed, 3/16/11, Clint Bradford <clintbrad4d at earthlink.net> wrote:
The ARRL is wisely recommending that we do NOT send letters directly to our reps (unless you have an inside contact with a legislative aide).
To be most effective, we are sending signed letters/faxes to our ARRL lobbyist, Chwat & Company. They will hand-carry these letters to the appropriate officials. Normal mailed letters can take up to TWO MONTHIS in is post 9/11 world to actually get to where you want it to on Capitol Hill.
Complete instructions are on the ARRL's site.
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