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Does anybody actually know who read emails to political officials?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by frank4570, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. frank4570

    frank4570

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    I'm just curious how their decision making process goes. I a guessing that they have a bunch of aids who work for them. And the aids simply keep track of how many people write in for or against an issue. And that is about all there is to it. But I am totally guessing.
     
  2. Harley6133

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    I think they just delete them all. Then do whatever the hell they want to do anyway :brickwall:
     

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    Besides sending a form letter back to you telling you they will do what they want regardless of your opinion, the above is correct.
     
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    Cali-Glock Mountain Man

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  5. Jonesee

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    I only know how one House of Representatives' office does it.

    They have clerical read every letter, email, phone message etc. They then categorize what it says. Is it in support of something before the House or is it opposed to something before the house?
    I don't think email spam and form letters get much if any play at all.

    These summaries are given to the Staff and to the Rep.

    Letters et al. are then responded too typically by a pre-worded form letter that addresses your position and the Rep.'s position.

    As I said. This was how it was handled at one Rep.'s office I know.

    If you really want input in the political process. Donate money. Seriously, donations get noticed. Volunteer for the reelection campaign. Or join civic organizations the congressman is a member of. Rotary, Lyons Club, Sertoma etc. That way you get face time in a casual setting.
     
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    Interns probably skim them and mark the sentiment into a column and then generate a form letter to be sent.
     
  7. magpie maniac

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    If you express pro-Second Amendment sentiment, your information is added to "the database" for later reference when the confiscations begin.

    j/k...I hope.
     
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    Wrote two letters today. Encouraged others on my facebook to do the same.
     
  9. Left-Right

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    Our daughter worked as a staff member for a US Senator during her law school years and said this is pretty much how it works there, too. She did say that they ranked the calls, letters, etc. on respective volume and made note of the categories that were the hot buttons. She said they'd use a multiplier to get a feel for how many people were up in arms about something, so even a few letters received would in effect represent a multitude of people concerned about a particular subject.
     
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    That is very well said.....
     
  12. paynter2

    paynter2 It ain't over Millennium Member

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    When ever I write to my Minnesota congressional members they ask what I'm writing about - economy, gay marriage, taxes, you name it.

    I think they use this as a key to route your letter/email to a specific return letter - a canned response related to the category you indicated.

    Al Franken has a lot more to do than worry about his constituents. He has to rig, I mean run, another election in 2 years.
     
  13. frank4570

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