Ramona forwarded this action to me from a Natural Health Advocacy site. I believe that our ability to contact our representatives quickly and easily is essential to the democratic process so I am posting a modified version of the action here. Please contact your representatives and let them know how important it is to you to be able to make your voice heard quickly and efficiently. The simple direct paragraph in red may help you formulate your thoughts succintly.
The US Congress clearly does NOT want to hear from you; Our millions of emails pack such a punch that many of our Health and Food Freedom Advocates have gotten the following message (or something very like it) when they email their representatives: "Your access to this mail system has been rejected due to the sending MTA's poor reputation. If you believe that this failure is in error, please contact the intended recipient via alternate means."
Of course, we were deeply concerned when we learned that this is happening so we contacted the company that manages our email access to our intended targets. What they told us was that an increasing number of Congressmen and women were closing down their email servers. What to do? Take another tack. Since they do not want to deal with our emails let's use the phones. I am asking everyone to call your 2 Senators and your Representative Say something like,
"I am calling to let my representative know that access to them is important to me. I expect him (or her) to provide multiple effective ways to communicate my opinions and issues. Email is a vitally important, inexpensive and widely available form of legitimate participation in Government. Please convey to the Representative (or Senator) who represents me that any constriction of that communication channel not only violates my Constitutional rights, but the Constitutional responsibility which he/she is sworn to uphold. Any plans or action to limit my communication with my representative are totally unacceptable to me."
There are two ways to reach Congress: click http://www.vote-smart.org/ or you can call the Congressional Switchboard: (202)224-3121, identify the State or Zip Code you live in and ask to be connected. Since you have 2 Senators and 1 Representative, you will need to make 3 calls.
This post was modified from its original form on 05 Mar, 13:02
This post was modified from its original form on 05 Mar, 13:04
Sharon thank you for helping me publish this vital information.
I have personally experienced the "shut down".
Forwarded this info yesterday to my network.
Thank you Ramona for your input and your support.
If you take this action, please leave a post to let me know. Thanks,