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Response to ancianita (Reply #43)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 04:26 PM

50. Well, they listen

and they have their staff keep a record of what constituents are saying. I'm not sure what an individual call is worth for an individual bill, but I imagine it's more effective than an individual vote in changing things. Yeah, Reps spend a lot of their time talking with backers, and have their staff gauging constituants - this will continue until people pay attention to how much reps are in election mode, and try to elect people that aren't like that instead. I'd be happy to give reps a pay cut, but as long as they have any salary, they're going to use some to answer the phone and keep track of constituents (and they often use free labor - interns - for that task).

I'm on the OFA list but it doesn't seem that bad. Sure, they send somewhat often, but if you don't have time to make a call there's no obligation to. I prefer the organization keep people in the loop and let them do what they can when they have time. Sure, it's a reminder that a constant battle is being waged, but a constant battle has to be waged if we want change in this country.

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