Today’s the big day! Are you going to a Tea Party? With more than 500 Tea Parties planned throughout the United States, there is bound to be one near you. Click here to find out where the Parties are planned in your state.
But what if you, like me, can’t get to a party today? (Someone has to get the kids off the bus and off to swimming lessons tonight…)
Be there in spirit.
Take a few minutes right now and FAX Obama and your Senators and Representative and tell them you are standing with the Tea Party Ralliers – their voice is your voice. Because let’s face it, at the end of the day this is all about numbers and the bigger the numbers, the more our elected officials will sit up and take notice. So don’t waste this chance, even if you aren’t able to get to a rally.
It’s easy to do.
1. Go to Congress.org and type in your zip code to find the contact information of your elected officials.
2. Type up a short but polite letter to each official, personalized with their names. Keep it simple, something like: “I want you to know that I am at the Tax Day Tea Party in spirit… as I’m sure many other Americans are. Please let us know you hear our voices – stop the spending!!”
3. To give your fax a little extra punch, consider putting a Tax Day rally “sign” on the top. This page has a lot of great images you could use. There’s a lot of good ones, but this is my personal favorite:
4. Fax your letter. If you don’t have a fax machine at home, you may be able to use your computer to fax. If it is hooked up to your phone line, you can send a fax using MS Word – just choose “fax” under the printer options and then type in the appropriate fax number. Also many scanners have fax capabilities as well. If all else fails, make a quick run to a mail or copy shop and fax from there. Faxes will have a greater impact than email or even a phone call (harder to dismiss that piece of paper coming into the office and also keeps their fax machines buzzing!) so if at all possible, take the time and spend the few cents a fax will cost you.
Don’t let this opportunity pass you by – be a part of the Tax Day Tea Party movement and make your voice heard!!