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benevolent dictator Donating Member (765 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 11:20 AM
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1. If you're sending form letters or emails, they don't count for that much
Especially not emails, since I've heard a lot of office staff get suspicious when they receive a ton of emails that are exactly the same, since they don't know if the email was even sent with your consent or not.

Personalized letters and emails, as well as well thought out calls (not the kind where the organization connects you unsuspectingly to the Senator/Reps office and no one knows what's going on) do make a difference. I think they pretty much just go by the numbers, and I think there's some kind of formula for one letter = this many people who feel the same but didn't write in, but I don't know the numbers.

If you're sending a letter and have time to personalize and hand-write it, I've heard that's really the most effective.

Someone correct me if I'm wrong, or fill in the details if you have them.
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