I have never and will never get political on you, but just because we live on the fringes of society doesn't mean we shouldn't have a say. The best thing we can do is be informed and involved. Each month I write at least one letter about an issue I care about. Sometimes it's to a committee, sometimes I send it to each of my state reps, sometimes it's just something quick to one rep.
Today I’m issuing a challenge to everyone out there in cyberspace;
Write to your government
Maybe you love what they're doing and want to say "dude, thanks for fighting for (fill in your cause here)!" or maybe you're really ticked off and want to tell them what for. Do you have an opinion about agriculture and sustainable farming? Immigration? The economy? How about the Mississippi River? Well, they've got a department for that! And you can contact them. It doesn't matter which side of the isle you sit on, your representatives should know what's important to you.
This government (politicians, agencies, and committees) work for you and if you don't tell them what you want then how can they make informed decisions? If they're not living up to your expectations, they need to know. At the same time, people tend to write to them to complain and very rarely send a quick thanks. If your reps are doing good, let them know you're happy with their decisions.
Use these links to
- Write to your Governor
- Write to your State Legislators
- Write to Your Senator
- Write to your Congressman
- Write to the President
- Write to a Specific Agency
Every office is web savvy, so you have the option of snail mail, email, and even twitter. Our government is of the people and for the people. Put in your two cents!
Other useful site:
- USA.gov: The official government web site
- Department of State
- How to Write a Letter to Congress
- Sample Letter to your Senator
- How to write to your State Rep
- Senate Committees