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Fri Jan 24, 2020, 01:19 PM

Re Calling Representatives

I have the good fortune of having 2 Democratic Senators and a Democratic Congressional representative, all of whom are on-board with my legislative preferences. My question is this: Is it worth the effort to call politicians outside my own political venue or do they ignore anything not from their state/district? They always ask my zip code when I call in so I wonder if calling, for example, Lisa Murkowski's or Mitt Romney's office, has any impact at all or if the call is just trashed? Any thoughts?

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Mad Lib Jan 2020 OP
getagrip_already Jan 2020 #1
Wellstone ruled Jan 2020 #2
TreasonousBastard Jan 2020 #3

Response to Mad Lib (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 01:21 PM

1. my understanding is that staff will....

Ask what zip you are in, and then ask a number of follow questions, like what county is it in, what highways run through it, what the good eateries are, a name of a local, non-national store you go to or know of, etc.

They only are interested in constituent comments. But it can never hurt to clog switchboards......

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Response to getagrip_already (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 01:32 PM

2. Most use caller ID

 

as a way to handle calls. When fielding heavy call volume,one has to prioritize and caller ID thins the backlog.

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Response to Mad Lib (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 02:26 PM

3. Around here we consider it a waste of time, and there's little point in...

pissing off the congresscritter's staff.

Another thing-- when we piled into our reps local office and demonstrated, we pissed of many of the businesses we ended up blocking. Net gain -5.

Oh, and our rep is now on Trump's defense team. That takes balls when he won by a hair last time.

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