Today, I read the following comment on /.
Less than 1% of the voting population ever writes to their representatives. That means, to an elected representative, each letter is assumed to represent at least 100 votes, often a few orders of magnitude more. Once my former local MP explained this to me, I started writing whenever an issue of importance to me came up
Isn’t that mind-blowing? The other day, I wrote Rep Anna Eshoo (D-Palo Alto) about issues relating to Darfur, and received a response within 5 days. Pretty legit, if you ask me. Here, I’ll make it really easy. Click on the big piece of paper!!