The Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions." --American Statesman Daniel Webster (1782-1852)

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Contacting your Senators

There is a lot of pressure on vacillating senators to ratify the UN ARMS treaty especially after Aurora.  I know who my senators are here in GA.   A bit of history, according to our federalist history the senators were selected by the state governors to represent the states interest in D.C on the Potomac. The passage of the 17th amendment made it a direct election results rather than being appointed. 

    This from Wikipedia:
The United States Senate is the upper house of the bicameral legislature of the United States, and together with the United States House of Representatives comprises the United States Congress. The composition and powers of the Senate are established in Article One of the U.S. Constitution.[1] Each U.S. state is represented by two senators, regardless of population. Senators serve staggered six-year terms. The chamber of the United States Senate is located in the north wing of the Capitol, in Washington, D.C., the national capital. The House of Representatives convenes in the south wing of the same building.
The Senate has several exclusive powers not granted to the House, including consenting to treaties as a precondition to their ratification and consenting or confirming appointments of Cabinet secretaries, federal judges, other federal executive officials, military officers, regulatory officials, ambassadors, and other federal uniformed officers,[2][3] as well as trial of federal officials impeached by the House. The Senate is both a more deliberative[4] and more prestigious[5][6][7] body than the House of Representatives, due to its longer terms, smaller size, and statewide constituencies, which historically led to a more collegial and less partisan atmosphere.[8] The Senate is sometimes called the "world's greatest deliberative body."[9][10][11][12]

     This website  tells people who their representatives are.Here  
    Look for your state in the index.

      There are some pointers when writing your congresscritter...Be polite, Be respectful...Don't call them "dumbasses or Marxist sympathisers" or a myriad of names   Be polite, be factual and be brief.  a 1 page letter....Yes I said letter...  I remember a formula a while back.  1 letter equals 100 emails and 1 email equals 100 phone calls.    They pay more attention to what you have to say if you go through the hassle of writing it, or typing it, stuffing the envelope and dropping it into the mailbox.  When I write them, I always type it or use a computer printer, be respectful and keep it brief, an introduction, a main point and a conclusion.   Remember to use proper punctuation and spelling.  Having a letter with misspellings and poor grammar will lessen the impact of what you say. Always include your name(real) and your address.

Contacting Senators
By E-mail
All questions and comments regarding public policy issues, legislation, or requests for personal assistance should be directed to the Senators from your State. Some Senators have e-mail addresses while others post comment forms on their web sites. When sending e-mail to your Senator, please include your return postal mailing address. Please be aware that as a matter of professional courtesy, many Senators will acknowledge, but not respond to, a message from another Senator's constituent.
By Postal Mail
You can direct postal correspondence to your Senator or to other U.S.Senate offices at the following address:
For correspondence to U.S. Senators:
Office of Senator (Name)
United States Senate
Washington, D.C. 20510
For correspondence to Senate Committees:
(Name of Committee)
United States Senate
Washington, D.C. 20510
By Telephone
Alternatively, you may phone the United States Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121. A switchboard operator will connect you directly with the Senate office you request.

   This is Georgia's   :

Georgia Governor

Nathan Deal Republican

Nathan Deal GA Governor

Georgia Senators

Clarence Chambliss Republican

Clarence Chambliss GA Senator

Johnny Isakson Republican

Johnny Isakson GA Senator

Georgia Representatives

John Barrow Democrat

John Barrow GA Representative

Sanford Bishop Jr. Democrat

Sanford Bishop Jr. GA Representative

Paul Broun Republican

Paul Broun GA Representative

Phil Gingrey Republican

Phil Gingrey GA Representative

Tom Graves Republican

Tom Graves GA Representative

Hank Johnson Jr. Democrat

Hank Johnson Jr. GA Representative

Jack Kingston Republican

Jack Kingston GA Representative

John Lewis Democrat

John Lewis GA Representative

Tom Price Republican

Tom Price GA Representative

David Scott Democrat

David Scott GA Representative

James Scott Republican

James Scott GA Representative

Lynn Westmoreland Republican

Lynn Westmoreland GA Representative

Rob Woodall Republican

Rob Woodall GA Representative


1 comment:

  1. Already beating on mine... We don't need this crap...


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