What can you do to impact federal policies?
Citizens can impact federal policies. Let’s stop screwing around and get something done!
There are 435 voting districts in America; each one contains about 700,000 people.
If we assembled 4% of the voting populating of each district, the total for each district would be about 28,000 voters. If you could do 5% or 6%, the numbers would be respectively 35,000 or 42,000. That would be a sizable voting block. We would have five to ten specific items that we’d try to get voted into law.
We could get a few house members to write and present these bills to congress. Our job would then be to write, call or e-mail our representatives and lobby for what we want. We don’t have to march, picket, our stand outside; we need to let them know that they must vote for our issues if they want our votes.
If we could do that in all 435 districts, the total would 12,800,000 people. So each house member would get at least 28,000 contacts, and each senator would get 256,000 contacts. Think of that impact. That would be quite a voting block. If they don’t vote for what we want, we don’t vote for them. It’s time they listened to the people, rather than the special interests.
It’s the only way to counteract the $3 billion that the special interest groups spend each year, and what do they spend it for? To get votes. We’ve already got out votes, and we should use them.
What kind of issues could we start with?
Congress is gutting the budget of the IRS, so they can’t function properly. The IRS figures about $380 to $450 billion a year could be collected if adequately funded.
John Adams said, “The preservation of liberty depends upon the intellectual and moral character of the people.” Maybe we could make this country a little more fair.