HOW ARE YOU RESISTING?
By Carla Feinkind
How ARE you resisting? We know our FB posts/rants are NOT read by the people who NEED to hear from us…our elected people. They don’t even read our tweets! (Can you imagine???)
So, then how do we make our opinions known? WE MUST CALL the offices of the people who serve us. I call almost every day. I call Speaker Pelosi to thank her for her leadership and…to push for impeachment. I call my Representative and BOTH my Senators. I evencall Senator Mitch McConnell. I DETEST McConnell but, when I call, I am POLITE AND STRONG…Recently, I called to tell him that the people in my Republican educated suburban community WANT him to get to work and start bringing bills to the floor! I know when I call from “VERY Republican Hinsdale”, they KNOW me. “Oh yes, Mrs. Feinkind”.
People ask…”But do our calls really matter?” YES! They matter more than email, and no one opens any letters fearful of “powders”.
Sen. Chuck Schumer says that ALL calls are noted but, when the office is FLOODED with calls, it can cause them to STOP and maybe change course. The website 5calls.org, which also has an app, gives some crucial issues and talking points. Sen Schumer suggests trying to make the issue “personal”.
Reach Both Houses of Congress at (202) 224-3121. I am also “phone buddies” with the people at the DOJ, (202) 353-1555. And, I call Governor Pritzker at (217) 782-0244. Go online to find out your state Senators and Reps.
I KNOW PEOPLE IN CONGRESS HEAR ME BECAUSE I CALL! HOW ARE YOU RESISTING? MAKE SURE YOU ARE HEARD ….We all carry our cell phones everywhere. CALL! CALL!!!