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Is Writing a Letter to your Member of Congress a Thing of the Past?

Jocelyn Jones Evans

in One Nation Under Siege

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print June 2010 | ISBN: 9780813125886
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813135489 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813125886.003.0004
Is Writing a Letter to your Member of Congress a Thing of the Past?

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This chapter discusses the administrative changes introduced by the Capitol Police for handling congressional mail in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of 2001. Some of the most significant changes involved congressional office communications and accessibility to constituents. It is argued that these changes hold significant implications for constituent responsiveness and representation.

Keywords: administrative changes; Capitol Police; congressional mail; terrorist attacks; office communications; constituents; accessibility; constituent responsiveness; representation

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Subjects: US Politics

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