My senators are Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper. My congresswoman is Diana DeGette. All of them, in theory, represent me.
However, under the old rule ‘don’t complain if you don’t vote’, I don’t think I can complain about how they represent the state/district if I don’t communicate with them. A bunch of caveats go along with that. Civility is mandatory, agreement should be sought, and I need to recognize that for every opinion I express, someone else has expressed the exact opposite.
Still, I do expect an answer, even if it’s, “Yeah, we’re not doing that.”
So I’m tabulating how many attempts I make to communicate with my delegates without response. While MB and DD have a few points on the board, JH only took his seat in January. For fairness, we’ll start everyone at zero and increment by 1 for today.
I write a lot of letters.