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Old 07-30-2012, 05:21 PM   #1
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Several years ago, I atended an 8 hour seminar on effective lobbying techniques. It was moderated by the Speaker of the House of our state legislature. A master politician, indeed!

He made a few very good points about contacting representatives, fron city council critters, to U. S. Senators

1. Don't E-mail, or call on the telephone. They get a million of these per day
2. Write a letter (type, double spaced, don't use cursive)
3. send U.S. Mail
4 One page, double spaced.
5. One topic only. (If you have another topic to discuss, write another letter several days later)
6 Be polite and courteous, no matter how pissed off you are. Remember, you're trying to persuade him to accept your veiwpoint.

7 Be formal. Address him as "representative" or "senator," etc. Mr. or Mrs is acceptabe as well, but don't use his first name, or call him names.
8 Adress the letter to "The Honorable Joe Schmuck" etc

According to the Speaker, one letter carries the same weight as 50 E-mails.



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Old 07-31-2012, 12:38 AM   #2
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Absolutely!

Snail mail is very powerful tool!

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