Is Writing Elected Officials Pointless?

RECEIVED Thu., Oct. 1, 2009

Dear Editor,
    I keep writing congresspeople and senators, and the only things I get back from them are form letters. The letters have yet to address any of the issues that I bring up. The responses have yet to say anything other than, "Thanks for contacting the office of _______. We are glad you're interested in …." My friends look at me like I am crazy when I tell them I wrote our elected politicians. I try to convince them to write too, but they seem to think it won't do any good. I don't know why they would think that.
Ryan Cook
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