Congress blocking emails

Consumers Union has begun a campaign to stop Congressional offices blocking emails sent through organizational websites like Consumers Union

Last month, Congressional offices began to adopt new software that blocks the delivery of email their constituents send from a wide range of nonprofit organization websites. The Internet has opened up democratic communication between millions of Americans and their elected representatives. This new, higher level of participaion should be welcomed, not disabled.

This new technology--launched just a short while ago and already in use by more than 30 Representatives--requires you to answer a "logic puzzle" question before you can submit a comment. This is designed to limit communications to only those constituents who go directly to the lawmaker's own website to send a message. Unorganized individuals will be able to talk to their representatives, but people who wish to communicate as part of a movement through nonprofit organizations will be blocked.

Tell Congress not to block your voice

Comments

gregflynn is right, and the issue is an important one

I just wanted to make one small correction: BlueNC's links for US Reps and Senators go to their contact forms, so the information on our Take Action page is as relevant as ever. We only send mail directly from the site to State and local officials and newspapers.

Thanks for bringing this up, greg!

Congressional email

Thanks Lance, made a small edit. Will try to list affected sites and blocking offices as I receive plenty of action alerts that would be affected.