And millions of Americans did just that, and very quickly, too.
So is there another method we can try next time, especially since it seems we’ll need to contact them frequently to remind them of who we are and the representation we expect?
Well, let’s just say a little birdie told me that there sure is. That’s right – you can always tweet!
Aside from emails and office phones, all congresspersons from South Carolina have Twitter accounts, too. And if your message is short and sweet enough (140 characters max), it can quickly travel directly to their computers, iPods, cell phones and Blackberries. You’ll have your twitter pals (“followers”) as witness, too.
Here are links to the Twitter accounts of South Carolina’s congressional representatives:
Tim Scott (CD-1): twitter.com/#!/RepTimScott
Joe Wilson (CD-2): twitter.com/#!/CongJoeWilson
Jeff Duncan (CD-3): twitter.com/#!/RepJeffDuncan
Trey Gowdy (CD-4): twitter.com/#!/tgowdysc
Mick Mulvaney (CD-5): twitter.com/#!/RepMickMulvaney
Jim Clyburn (CD-6): twitter.com/#!/Clyburn
Jim DeMint (senate): twitter.com/#!/jimdemint
Lindsey Graham (senate): twitter.com/#!/GrahamBlog
To tweet a message directly to any of these SC congresspersons, add an “@” in front of his twitter ID name (for example, “@RepJeffDuncan” or “@CongJoeWilson”). Your message goes through; your message is saved.
If you don’t already have your own Twitter account, don’t sweat it – it’s easy to do. Just go to its website (www.twitter.com), fill in the info boxes, and there you are. (And here’s a link to another site that offers a guide to personalizing your Twitter page and other tips.)
Remember – these are your representatives, whose job includes communication with all constituents. Next time, don’t let a D.C. overload come between you and them.
(HT to FearLess Revolution; if you’re not a South Carolinian, visit this page to learn the Twitter account names of your representatives.)