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I’d like to share an experience I just had. At the time of this writing it is day two of the government shutdown and I decided it was time to contact my senators and representative. Upon arriving at Senator Murray’s website and the “Contact Me” icon I received a message stating that due to the shutdown she was unable to receive emails from her constituents. That was irritating. There was a phone listing for her Spokane office, so I called during normal business hours and received the same message. No one could/would receive my call or comments.

At this most critical time of government shutdown, when I would think my senator would most want & need to hear from her constituency, I received a deaf ear. Blaming the shutdown, she was unwilling to hear my thoughts.

When I attempted to contact Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, I was able to send an email message with no difficulty. As an afterthought I called her Spokane office. The phone was answered immediately by a real person who was anxious to hear my views and promised to convey my thoughts to Rep. McMorris Rodgers.

I found the two contrasting responses significant.

You draw your own conclusion.

David Winzer

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