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Re: Undoing Monopoly by E-Mail
** Reply to note from firstname.lastname@example.org Tue, 9 Dec 1997 19:15:22 -0500 (EST)
> After all 270 of us have given the 535 members of Congress our
> individual experiences and thoughts on the Microsoft monopoly (and its
> costs to the country), will they know everything we know about it--and
> everything they need to know to cure it? If not, it'll be our fault. We
> have the means. We just didn't do our jobs as citizens.
Has anyone ever sent e-mail to our politicians before? (If not, why
not?) What will happen from 100% of them is that you will get an
automatic form e-mail response telling you that they have been using
e-mail since before computers existed (grin), but PLEASE include your
postal address so they can contact you about your e-mail (another form
letter). They will also thank you for your concern, and tell you that if
you are a constituent of theirs (by your postal address) they will indeed
take your thoughts to heart.
Now, whether or not they are informed of what was in the e-mail is
entirely up to the subordinate in charge of compiling and sorting the
I don't mean to be cynical about this, or throw a damper on the fire --
but ya gotta remember of who you are talking about, our POLITICIANS.