Why send a Letter? Does Congress even care?

Jan 11th, 2017

Individual representatives and senators care about losing their power—even the virtuous ones! They can't do any good if they get kicked out of office! That's why direct contact from their own constituents plays such a critical role in the decisions of lawmakers—and the best thing about it is that it's free! Together we have already sent letters representing over 10,000 unique voters to our representatives and senators in Washington and have received word that we're starting to be heard on the Hill!

"...does writing or calling your member of Congress help you? The answer is yes. ... In fact, contact is the single most consistent predictor of which constituents legislators perceive in their district."

—Kristina Miler, Department of Government and Politics,
University of Maryland <http://themonkeycage.org/2013/04/how-constituent-contact-matters-in-the-u-s-congress/>

If you want to write your own custom letterhere is some helpful information.

If you want to go above and beyond sending a letter, we are happy to support you in any way we can. For starters, you can use our rep lookup tool to find out the contact and social media information for your representative and senators. Then pick up the phone and call each of their offices! Tell them to fight to save the 1031 Exchange and business interest deduction. Set up a meeting with them if you can! If they are already on our side, praise them on social media.

If you operate a website, we also offer badges that are easy to embed (scroll to the bottom) that will help you promote our cause.

Finally, if you have a list of ethically obtained (opted-in) email addresses or if you regularly send out mass emails to employees or customers, we are happy to support you in one of two ways. If you prefer to use our bulk email server, we can help you send out an email to your distribution list asking them to send a letter through www.SaveThe1031.org. Or, if you prefer to make use of your own email service, we can supply an email template that you can customize and send out to your list. Simply reach out to us using our feedback page here. Help us #StopBillionaireBailouts!