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Are You Unhappy – Write Your Congressman

Who is a Congressman? In the United States, there are two houses of Congress: The House of Representatives (lower house) and the Senate (upper house). Congressman can refer to a person from either house of Congress, whereas Senator is used exclusively for a person elected to the Senate. There are 535 members of Congress: 100 senators and 435 representatives in the House.

House Representatives are elected for a two-year term. Seats are apportioned based on the population of each state. Senators are elected for a six-year term; there are two senators for each state.

We live in a democracy, government by the people. Although our democracy comes dangerously close to Plutocracy – government by the wealthy. In Plutocracy, the gap between poor and rich is wide, there is almost no upward mobility, people are oppressed for the benefit and further enrichment of the rich.

When the new bill/law is considered in the house we, the people, can pressure our elective officials to vote in our favor by calling or sending letters to our congressional representative. The main task of congressional offices in the district they represent is not drafting bills, but rather working with constituents, the voters. Let your congressman know how they must vote on important to you issues.

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Hi, my name is Julia Adams, writing is my passion. I admire great masters of literature like Franz Kafka and his work “The Metamorphosis”, Voltaire and his triumph “Candide”. I wish I could be more like them! Writing is an art. I write to entertain, to make the reader stop and think. I write to explore our community, our world together.

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