I recently learned that congressional offices may be implementing new technology that will effectively block email communications from constituents to their Representatives. I strongly urge you not to implement this new function. If your office has begun using it, I request that you disable it.
This 'Logic Puzzle' will block millions of messages from people like me who expect you--and elected you--to listen to us. The use of such technology, to limit communications between the public and elected officials, is wrong.
Even worse, you apparently believe that the messages I send through organizations to which I belong are spam! Nigerian banking messages are spam. My messages are real letters from me to you. I send these messages myself. They are not generated without my permission, and I understand that I'm sending them.
I may not have time to personalize each message, but I expect you to accept the messages and I would like to know your response.
This attempt to differentiate among constituent messages--accepting only unorganized communications but blocking communications where individuals are working together to deliver a strong message--raise questions about the infringement of my constitutional right to organize and petition my government.
I enjoy using the Internet to participate quickly and effectively in decisions that affect me and my family. I don't want to go back in time to the days when people had to fill the halls of Congress with paper postcards or attend mass events to get your attention. The Internet has made political action more accessible to me, and therefore makes this country more democratic.