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A well written and concise letter will work better than a long rambling letter. Short, to the point and flawless.
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Yes, I'm one of those people who usually just sits back & lets others do the letter writing & such about laws that I don't agree with. However, lately it seems things are getting way out of hand with the new administration, and all the little steps that are heading towards no guns, is really bothering me.
So I want to help in the fight against all this before it's too late! I've always heard to write your representatives. But which ones should I actually send letters to (how do I find their addresses)?
Can I just write a few paragraphs in business letter form or is there a certain way it should be in to get their attention?
Typically I write to my reps regarding issues specific to them. If a bill is before congress, I'll ask my congressman to take action. If it's awaiting the governor's signature, I'll write to her instead.
I usually get addresses from the representative's official website, and most of my correspondence is via e-mail. You can also find mailing lists on many websites. I've used the NRA to find my reps before; works just as well.
"and suddenly I can not hold back my sword hand's anger"
Many reps and senators have contact pages on their official websites. You can sometimes email directly from these forms, or get their email address and send it on your own.
"Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more, you should never wish to do less."
"Save in defense of my native State, with the sincere hope that my poor services may never be needed, I hope I may never be called on to draw my sword" - Gen. R. E. Lee
Can't help you with Mississippi.
Others have mentioned good resources for the Federal level.
In addition to the General Sites mentioned above, many State governments have free Tracking tools, for limited number of bills. You might want to check their Web Site.
In Va you may track up to 5 bills in one Lobbyist-in-a-Box "profile" without charge. To register you'll need to fill in your desired user ID and password, your first and last name, and your email address. See Lobbyist-in-a-Box.
Also, your local grass-roots-RKBA organization might have something similar to VA's VCDL's tools
See: Virginia Citizens Defense League, Inc. (VCDL) &
VCDL's 2009 Legislation Tracking Tool &
Virginia Citizens Defense League, Inc. (VCDL)
Good luck on getting involved.
BTW -- I agree with Daddy Warcrimes, with two exceptions:
1) If you have non-full-time legislative sessions, visit them personally early in each session. I generally have a list of pre-filled bills and reasons for my concerns.
2) Attend their town meetings and ask questions.
I'm just one root in a grassroots organization. No one should assume that I speak for the VCDL.
I am neither an attorney-at-law nor I do play one on television or on the internet. No one should assumes my opinion is legal advice.
Veni, Vidi, Velcro
Socialism: A great Idea...'til you run out of other people's money. Margaret Thatcher
"A man without a gun is a subject, a man with a gun is a citizen."
I trade emails with one of my reps once or twice a week. He's pro-BOR so we get along great. I say get started and don't stop..