Most people don’t contact elected officials with their opinions. Therefore, politicians attach a “weight” to comments from constituents. A form e-mail reflects the opinion of 5 people. A personal e-mail reflects the opinion of 10 people. A fax reflects the opinion of 10 people. A postcard reflects the opinion of 10 people. A form letter (paper) reflects the opinion of 20 people. (This includes handwritten notes that are obviously part of an organized letter-writing event.) A phone call reflects the opinion of 30 people. A truly personal letter reflects the opinion of 50 people. – Andrew, Writer and pundit, Richmond, Va., US
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