Constituents call, lawmakers listen

March 20, 2017

Social media has changed the way most politically-conscious people approach politics. Instead of calling their lawmakers by phone, attending town halls or visiting their offices, people now tend to go online to express their opinions.

And why not? It’s easy and quick. Perfect for people who have many other things going on.

But is not very effective.

That was the message at a short program called “Democracy Calls” held on Feb. 28 at U.S. Pizza Company in Batesville. The goal of the meeting was to assist people in contacting lawmakers of all levels by phone to get their opinions registered. The event was organized by area resident Nicole Stroud.

“You can write an email or send a letter,” said Stroud. “Everything I read online says don’t waste your time. You’ve got to make a phone call.”

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