I’ve long been an advocate of writing to one’s representatives in Congress to express one’s opinions on various issues. I realize it probably takes mountains of mail to make a difference, or even to be heard. And I understand that most letters aren’t read, they’re just tallied as pro or con by staffers. Still, I sometimes feel the need …
In the past I’ve mentioned several sites that make it possible to contact all your representatives at the same time, with one letter. But frankly I’ve lost track of them. And as I recall one of them got more complicated because not all my representatives would accept mail on the same form.
Now comes Democracy.io. Just enter your address, and the the names of your representatives pop up. You can then compose a message to any or all of them. Couldn’t be easier.
Democracy.io is a free service of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a non-profit organization that fights daily to protect our rights in the digital age. I can think of no higher recommendation than that. EFF is an outstanding operation that you should check with often.
EFF launched Democracy.io on July 17. It may be many months before I again take Washington seriously enough to bother writing to my representatives, but when I do, it will be via Democracy.io.