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Podcast: 6 reasons to email your Representative, even if they don't read it

Podcast interview with Jim Babka



You don't need to convince your Congressman.


1. When you write Congress you put the burden on them.
But when you fail to write Congress the failure lies with you.
Put the burden where it belongs; write Congress.

2. To share your letters with friends so others can witness your appeals.
Ask for reasonable reforms. Justify your cause to outside observers.

If Congress ignores your reasonable requests then they lose legitimacy, and this paves the way to erect new forms of government.
You must do the steps. They cannot be skipped. Do your duty, and enjoy the process.

3. So your views can be counted. Quantity matters more than eloquence.

We have always said that size matters. Larger forces generally win battles.

Every political controversy resolves down to one question:

You and what army?

4. To get an army, you must recruit.

You must “practice what you preach” to recruit others. With recruitment, we can get so big Congress cannot afford to ignore us. Moreover...

5. By sharing these letters, we reach a more important audience.

But if you're sharing your letters with others, then you are reaching people who can and will hear. Let's face it...

Congressmen weren't elected by the Russians nor appointed by Martians. They were given their positions by people you know!

What matters most is winning the battleground of your neighbor’s mind, the district of their heart, and the precinct of their conscience.

Let Congress ignore you, until trouble springs on these “representatives” like thieves in the night.

6. You can make staffers “uneasy.”

Someone must read your letter to count your position and to know which form letter to send. Congressional staffers are your second target audience.

We want to make these handlers uneasy. Why? Politicians only have power because underlings enjoy being in the presence of it. What if...

they were required, by letter writers you recruited, to confront being an accessory to immoral and evil acts?
they lost sleep or dreaded going to work because they felt like accomplices?
they became self-conscious, wondering if others thought less of them for associating with the “criminal-political element?”
NOTE: I caution you on this last point, because we're not making personal attacks. We're not trying to hurt these people. But we certainly want them to feel uncomfortable with the actions with which they've voluntarily associated themselves.

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