interesting protest

and http://www.moveon.org


Rodney Blackwell - http://www.5r5.net

“I’m the latest craze” - Macy Gray

quote: - Hundreds of thousands of opponents of war against Iraq called and faxed U.S. leaders on Wednesday in a “virtual march on Washington,” jamming the White House switchboard and many congressional telephone lines for several hours. :end quote

now just how do they know its “hundreds of thousands” and not just 6 or 7 people jamming the lines with speedy phone dailers?

Re: interesting protest

They based it on thsoe that registered for it, some 400,000 people
registered with the organization organizeing it, and even then sending 800
calls in 3 hours to one senators office obviously requires more than 7
people. Plus they don’t hear the same voices over and over again.
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> quote: - Hundreds of thousands of opponents of war against Iraq called
> and faxed U.S. leaders on Wednesday in a “virtual march on Washington,”
> jamming the White House switchboard and many congressional telephone
> lines for several hours. :end quote
>
> now just how do they know its “hundreds of thousands” and not just 6 or
> 7 people jamming the lines with speedy phone dailers?
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Re: interesting protest

I think it is a smart idea. However, a few dozen well-thought-out letters
or phone messages to a senator or representative will have a much greater
impact than a few thousand form letters or people in a phone campaign. I
think, though, that it’s an innovative way of getting the attention of
lawmakers, since president bush is not listening to the public, people need
to turn to other politicians in order to be heard.

-Dan

“Rodney Blackwell” <rodney@webdiscuss.com> wrote in message
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> http://tinyurl.com/6icv
>
> and http://www.moveon.org
>
>
> –
> Rodney Blackwell - http://www.5r5.net
> ---------------------------------------------------
> “I’m the latest craze” - Macy Gray
> ---------------------------------------------------
>
>

Re: interesting protest

Ia gree well writtne letters are better, but they just toss those aside and
send you the thank you form letter. With campaigns liek this they can’t
ignore you, they can’t get their job done, so I guess it’s a desparation
move.
“Dan Lauber” <djlauber@uwm.edu> wrote in message
news:b3lbbi$jaa$1@www.darklock.com
> I think it is a smart idea. However, a few dozen well-thought-out letters
> or phone messages to a senator or representative will have a much greater
> impact than a few thousand form letters or people in a phone campaign. I
> think, though, that it’s an innovative way of getting the attention of
> lawmakers, since president bush is not listening to the public, people
need
> to turn to other politicians in order to be heard.
>
> -Dan
>
> “Rodney Blackwell” <rodney@webdiscuss.com> wrote in message
> news:b3ing2$q7s$1@www.darklock.com
> > http://tinyurl.com/6icv
> >
> > and http://www.moveon.org
> >
> >
> > –
> > Rodney Blackwell - http://www.5r5.net
> > ---------------------------------------------------
> > “I’m the latest craze” - Macy Gray
> > ---------------------------------------------------
> >
> >
>
>

Re: interesting protest

Yeah, true. Though I do know that my representative says he reads every
letter he gets. If it’s a well-thought out, personal letter, he will send a
well-thought-out and personal response to your letter. If you send him a
nice form letter, you get a nice form thank you letter in response. He
represents I think about 7 million people, but he says he honestly gets very
little mail from the citizens he represents - most people just complain to
other citizens, most never bring the issues up to him, so (at least he told
us) it only takes a half-dozen or so letters addressing a certain topic for
him to decide its something that he needs to look into more. I suppose
senators represent a whole lot more people, so its more difficult to do, but
I’m sure they listen to the people who they represent.

“Brian Wilmot” <bwilmot@jumpnow.net> wrote in message
news:b3md0k$9mu$1@www.t-shirtcountdown.com
> Ia gree well writtne letters are better, but they just toss those aside
and
> send you the thank you form letter. With campaigns liek this they can’t
> ignore you, they can’t get their job done, so I guess it’s a desparation
> move.
> “Dan Lauber” <djlauber@uwm.edu> wrote in message
> news:b3lbbi$jaa$1@www.darklock.com
> > I think it is a smart idea. However, a few dozen well-thought-out
letters
> > or phone messages to a senator or representative will have a much
greater
> > impact than a few thousand form letters or people in a phone campaign.
I
> > think, though, that it’s an innovative way of getting the attention of
> > lawmakers, since president bush is not listening to the public, people
> need
> > to turn to other politicians in order to be heard.
> >
> > -Dan
> >
> > “Rodney Blackwell” <rodney@webdiscuss.com> wrote in message
> > news:b3ing2$q7s$1@www.darklock.com…[color=darkred]
> > > http://tinyurl.com/6icv
> > >
> > > and http://www.moveon.org
> > >
> > >
> > > –
> > > Rodney Blackwell - http://www.5r5.net
> > > ---------------------------------------------------
> > > “I’m the latest craze” - Macy Gray
> > > ---------------------------------------------------
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
>
>[/color]

Re: interesting protest

I’ve written mine a number of times, and some seem to be better than others.
My local rep isn’t horrible, but my senators are pretty poor. I guess it
does depend where you are though, and who the person is.

“Dan Lauber” <djlauber@uwm.edu> wrote in message
news:b3liba$qff$1@www.darklock.com
> Yeah, true. Though I do know that my representative says he reads every
> letter he gets. If it’s a well-thought out, personal letter, he will send
a
> well-thought-out and personal response to your letter. If you send him a
> nice form letter, you get a nice form thank you letter in response. He
> represents I think about 7 million people, but he says he honestly gets
very
> little mail from the citizens he represents - most people just complain to
> other citizens, most never bring the issues up to him, so (at least he
told
> us) it only takes a half-dozen or so letters addressing a certain topic
for
> him to decide its something that he needs to look into more. I suppose
> senators represent a whole lot more people, so its more difficult to do,
but
> I’m sure they listen to the people who they represent.
>
> “Brian Wilmot” <bwilmot@jumpnow.net> wrote in message
> news:b3md0k$9mu$1@www.t-shirtcountdown.com
> > Ia gree well writtne letters are better, but they just toss those aside
> and
> > send you the thank you form letter. With campaigns liek this they can’t
> > ignore you, they can’t get their job done, so I guess it’s a desparation
> > move.
> > “Dan Lauber” <djlauber@uwm.edu> wrote in message
> > news:b3lbbi$jaa$1@www.darklock.com…[color=darkred]
> > > I think it is a smart idea. However, a few dozen well-thought-out
> letters
> > > or phone messages to a senator or representative will have a much
> greater
> > > impact than a few thousand form letters or people in a phone campaign.
> I
> > > think, though, that it’s an innovative way of getting the attention of
> > > lawmakers, since president bush is not listening to the public, people
> > need
> > > to turn to other politicians in order to be heard.
> > >
> > > -Dan
> > >
> > > “Rodney Blackwell” <rodney@webdiscuss.com> wrote in message
> > > news:b3ing2$q7s$1@www.darklock.com
> > > > http://tinyurl.com/6icv
> > > >
> > > > and http://www.moveon.org
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > –
> > > > Rodney Blackwell - http://www.5r5.net
> > > > ---------------------------------------------------
> > > > “I’m the latest craze” - Macy Gray
> > > > ---------------------------------------------------
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
>
>[/color]

Re: interesting protest

Any representative who reads every letter he or she gets isn’t doing
their job… they get way too much mail to do that. My fiancee’s cousin
is the assistant for a congressman in DC and the truth is he barely gets
to see most of the mail - she reads it, and writes most of the responses
on his behalf.


Jay Tierney - http://www.moovees.com

“Dan Lauber” <djlauber@uwm.edu> wrote in message
news:b3liba$qff$1@www.darklock.com
> Yeah, true. Though I do know that my representative says he reads
every
> letter he gets. If it’s a well-thought out, personal letter, he will
send a
> well-thought-out and personal response to your letter. If you send
him a
> nice form letter, you get a nice form thank you letter in response.
He
> represents I think about 7 million people, but he says he honestly
gets very
> little mail from the citizens he represents - most people just
complain to
> other citizens, most never bring the issues up to him, so (at least he
told
> us) it only takes a half-dozen or so letters addressing a certain
topic for
> him to decide its something that he needs to look into more. I
suppose
> senators represent a whole lot more people, so its more difficult to
do, but
> I’m sure they listen to the people who they represent.
>
> “Brian Wilmot” <bwilmot@jumpnow.net> wrote in message
> news:b3md0k$9mu$1@www.t-shirtcountdown.com
> > Ia gree well writtne letters are better, but they just toss those
aside
> and
> > send you the thank you form letter. With campaigns liek this they
can’t
> > ignore you, they can’t get their job done, so I guess it’s a
desparation
> > move.
> > “Dan Lauber” <djlauber@uwm.edu> wrote in message
> > news:b3lbbi$jaa$1@www.darklock.com…[color=darkred]
> > > I think it is a smart idea. However, a few dozen well-thought-out
> letters
> > > or phone messages to a senator or representative will have a much
> greater
> > > impact than a few thousand form letters or people in a phone[/color]
campaign.
> I[color=darkred]
> > > think, though, that it’s an innovative way of getting the[/color]
attention of[color=darkred]
> > > lawmakers, since president bush is not listening to the public,[/color]
people
> > need[color=darkred]
> > > to turn to other politicians in order to be heard.
> > >
> > > -Dan
> > >
> > > “Rodney Blackwell” <rodney@webdiscuss.com> wrote in message
> > > news:b3ing2$q7s$1@www.darklock.com
> > > > http://tinyurl.com/6icv
> > > >
> > > > and http://www.moveon.org
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > –
> > > > Rodney Blackwell - http://www.5r5.net
> > > > ---------------------------------------------------
> > > > “I’m the latest craze” - Macy Gray
> > > > ---------------------------------------------------
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
>
>[/color]