Most people think about writing letters to congressmen when there is something wrong that they see. Although, making someone aware of a grievance is very important, we need to make sure the big Whigs hear not only the good but the bad. That being said, why should we even write letters to congress anyways? Here are a list of reasons to write your congressman/woman about issues that you are concerned about.
1. You can make a difference
Being the loud one doesn't mean talking at a high volume, it means speaking up when nobody else will. If you are trying to bring awareness to an issue and nothing is being done about it, writing a letter to your local congressman or state congressman can make a difference. Issues and problems sometimes do not make it all the way up the chain and can get looked over, but it is up to us to make sure they get taken care of. Writing a letter and bringing a spotlight to an issue that you want addressed can be the reason that something gets done.
2. Opportunities can arise
Sharing your thoughts and ideas with others can be a very rewarding experience. You can have the opportunity to be able to see your ideas become a reality. Most people believe that writing your congressman can be a waste of time but imagine the possibility of your issue being addressed or an idea you had being put into motion... Isn't the reward worth the work?
3. Be a part of the solution, not the problem
At an given day, there are numerous people who are unhappy with anything from the school systems to Health Care Reform. Most people who are see a problem arise, and do nothing about it, don't consider themselves part of them problem. In reality, the problem not only lies on the issue causing it, but also the people who aren't doing anything about it. Don't be one of those people and speak up about things that are bothering you in your town, state, and nation.
Are you ready to speak your mind? Write your congressman/woman today and let them know what is bothering you, but also what you think is going good in your town, state, or nation. Do you have an interesting story you want to share? Send us your thoughts and info and become part of the conversation.