Readers to Politicians – You’re Not Listening!

A few weeks ago this column focused on the need for citizens who are unhappy with the state of our political and justice systems to speak up about their concerns.

Your opinion can’t be counted if you stay silent, I wrote, or as one of my readers put it, “We now have the government that we have earned but not the government our children deserve.”

Apathetic mainstream voters have allowed a minority of outspoken activists to dominate the national conversation on a myriad of topics: defunding police, immigration, selective prosecutions, federal spending and lots more divisive issues. I urged citizens to get in touch with elected officials so all views can be considered.

Well, judging from the amount of mail I’ve gotten citizens are, indeed, contacting their representatives. The problem? Politicians are ignoring them.

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Angry Readers Say Their Emails to Politicians Are Ignored !

“I email my U.S. Senators frequently to encourage them, or at least make them aware that there are other points of view out there,” Sara Karl wrote. “I have not got a response in over a year, not even their form letters.” Karl believes her elected officials are too consumed with reelection to care about what she thinks.

“Same here in N.J.,” wrote L. Grace. “I do get a response, but it is a canned, elitist political speech extolling the vapid virtues of the very thing I am writing against.”

Steve Robel in North Carolina declared that voters absolutely must, “Hold them accountable while they are in office,” he wrote. Robel supports term limits.

Gregstocks2005 emailed to say, “Our government officials both local and federal, are nothing more than echo chambers, busy listening to one another. They are not interested in either their constituents’ voices, or the voices of common people.”

And Reader Thomas Spencer appears ready to give up trying to contact his representatives. “With little or no response from them I know they do what they like. Most of the time I receive an email justifying their actions with the invisible middle finger hidden in the words.” Ouch.

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We Have the Government We Deserve – Time to Improve?

So, what’s a citizen supposed to do when their own member of Congress won’t listen or respond? Reader Sally Grave said she wrote directly to the Speaker of the House. “I have tried to contact Pelosi to complain about her actions but because I am not a resident of California I cannot,” she said.

Well, that doesn’t seem right, does it? If Speaker Pelosi controls the House of Representatives shouldn’t she be responsive to all Americans?

A warning to politicians everywhere. Beware. The tide of apathy is lifting, and dismissive treatment has a way of sticking in a voter’s mind on election day.

From Pat Wittorf in Oklahoma: “As for contacting my representatives, I do that with sufficient regularity that I have a mental image of their staff seeing my email address and muttering, ‘Not her again!’”

A defeated Cindy Merrill appears to have given up trying to get someone to listen to her opinions. “We can’t debate,” she wrote. “If we try we’re called racists.”

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Shouldn’t a Congressional Leader Respond to Voters?

A Mr. Gato emailed to say, “They know what we want. And too many of them are too corrupt with their own power and egos to care. We must keep speaking out!”

Carl Morris made an intriguing point by suggesting many of us are victims of “learned helplessness.” He wrote, “The public is being trained/gaslighted into feeling like no matter what they do they are wrong and will be punished, so they may as well give full control to someone else.” Never a good idea, I say.

Messages of political dissatisfaction came in from across America. Yet many expressed determination to keep politician’s feet to the fire. From Ohio, Robert Runkle advised, “Even if they ignore you keep writing, calling and emailing. Flood their offices with calls and mail!”

Emailer Texas Patriot Gal wrote, “We didn’t get into this mess in 1 or 2 cycles. It will take time and diligence to get it back on track, but the freedom in the United States of America is worth fighting for and we can make the changes necessary.”

If you are unhappy with the direction the U.S. is taking, get involved. Write, call, demand transparency and a response. And let your politicians know you are a motivated voter.



  1. Diane Dimond on April 5, 2021 at 10:31 am

    Richard Owen writes:

    For the last two weeks, I have used the online forms for the two Georgia senators to tell them to vote no on H. R. 1, For the People Act. When I hit submit, all I get is a cursor circling. Yesterday, I left the page alone for about 30 minutes with no change in status. Today, I made up a name, email address and phone number, used their local office addresses, and hit send. No surprise it went out immediately. I had thought that I was being intentionally blocked and, for me, what I did proves it.
    Next up will be a “letter to the editor” of my local paper with a copy to the Epoch Times. I would imagine it is probably very easy for a programmer to put a few lines of code in to block particular email addresses from coming in. Probably easy enough to block a particular IP address as well. I guess that will be next. TALK ABOUT CENSORSHIP!!!!

  2. Diane Dimond on April 5, 2021 at 10:33 am

    Lois Consiglio writes:

    We must have term limits for every elected office. If 2 terms is good enough for president it should apply to all of them. Term limits for all judges including the Supreme Court is also a good idea.

  3. Diane Dimond on April 5, 2021 at 10:33 am

    Norman Erwin writes:

    Feeling defeated here. Living in NY. Getting Schumer’s attention is a non-starter.

  4. Diane Dimond on April 5, 2021 at 10:35 am

    dolee.spurgeon writes:

    As a registered republican living in California, I am almost an outcast. I recently went to DMV to renew my license, and was appalled to note that I had to list my political affiliation in order to get my renewal. What, I ask, does my political affiliation have to do with driving? I’m interested to know if any other states have this requirement. Big Brother is definitely looking over our shoulder in California.

    • Diane Dimond on April 5, 2021 at 10:37 am

      marysch319 replies:

      I live in Florida. Our renewal asks if you’re registered to vote, but does not require you to disclose party.

    • John Jones on April 10, 2021 at 8:43 pm

      California Rules. Most States have linked the voter and drivers license databases … NM did it four years ago but it takes time to find glitches. Most States provide the option to update voter status (party, for example) but not mandatory … but they WILL compare file data and update where appropriate

  5. Diane Dimond on April 5, 2021 at 10:38 am

    Bill Jones writes:

    How can Dimond, in her last paragraph, recommend to keep writing to politicians when she is writing about how we know that’s a waste of time? And writing to them is an exercise in futility and a BIG WASTE OF TIME. Plus, as was pointed out, one wrong word and you’re labeled a racist by the Cancel Culture crowd and you could lose your job. If Dimond truly thinks that writing is meaningful, she should ponder her thoughts a little deeper. We are desperately seeking a way to stop the destruction of our country, but writing to politicians will do nothing towards that goal. I’m losing the country that I love and so many feel the same way.

    • Diane Dimond on April 5, 2021 at 10:39 am

      DD replies:

      Because there is strength in numbers, Bill, and if more of us write and/or call elected officials they will ultimately get the message – we are watching- and we vote.

  6. Diane Dimond on April 5, 2021 at 10:43 am

    ParkerWest writes:

    Thank you, they are a bunch of useless THUGS, getting paid to do NOTHING for the people!

    • Diane Dimond on April 5, 2021 at 10:43 am

      fjordan523 replies:

      That’s why they are crouching behind a wall surrounded by soldiers

  7. Diane Dimond on April 5, 2021 at 10:43 am

    caroljohnson771 writes:

    I am in Ct. so I have the illustrious Christopher Murphy & Vietnam Richard Blumenthal, plus all the socialist House members you could ask for. So I did give up emailing because it never reaches them, their indoctrinated workers are busy pushing delete or replying with the prepared form letter on the subject I have questioned them about.
    I believe they have used their “voting tactics” here in Ct. as a practice run for the Nov. 3 rd election. It’s strange I can’t find people that voted for them, but they still win. In one case they used the excuse of “wet ballots” to continue counting for the win. The Democrats are VERY good at counting until they win. Fraud not heard by the courts will be the demise of AMERICA.

  8. Diane Dimond on April 5, 2021 at 10:46 am

    Anna Burroughs-Merrill writes:

    I’ve sent letters to Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey, as well as my US Representative Bill Keating. Markey and Keating both regularly ignore my letters, which is a shame because at least Keating -used- to respond, but not since 2017. Elizabeth Warren sends back canned letters doubling down and extolling the virtues of what I just wrote AGAINST, and also stating that anybody who disagrees with her is a racist white supremacist.

  9. Diane Dimond on April 5, 2021 at 10:47 am

    Kim Lady writes:

    We must still continue with the letters; but cc the newspapers. Start petitions on an issue and get as many signatures as possible. Join your local Republican club and work together as a group. We all must continue to fight back; by all legal means.

  10. Diane Dimond on April 5, 2021 at 10:47 am

    gailbhb writes:

    Here in Minnesota I get the same “canned, elitist political speech” from Sen. Tina Smith and a heartfelt statement that she is always open to hear from constituents from Sen. Amy Klobuchar. Neither ever addresses the issues of my letter or voted out of lock step with her political party.

  11. Diane Dimond on April 5, 2021 at 10:47 am

    Elizabeth Gregory writes:

    I have no senators, no representative. My three represent the United Democrats of DC, the Establishment, the Bureaucracy, the Democrat Party, the Middle East, Germany, The Globe, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Zuckerbergy and the homeless guy who runs Twitter, but they do not represent me.

    I had a Republican president from 2017-2021, but the Republicans who represent the United Establishment of DC, the Republican Party, the Middle East, Germany, the Globe, the Chamber of Commerce do not represent me and did all they could to elect “Presidents” Biden and Harris (in truth, Obama from behind the scenes) in order to “get back to normal” which is the destruction of the United States as a superpower.

    I write, but not emails. I write letters. Harder to delete. You have to ball them up and throw them in the trash can, not just hit a button.

  12. Diane Dimond on April 5, 2021 at 10:48 am

    Boz writes:

    Our misrepresentatives only care about being on the winning side. It’s not about us or the country; it’s about them and how they look to the elite club of co-conspirators. These narcissists are simply there for the money and power for their post-political careers.

    Face it, folks – we don’t matter, and neither does this country, or they would have honored their oath of office:
    “I, AB, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.”

  13. Diane Dimond on April 5, 2021 at 10:50 am

    Kathryn Smith writes:

    I write our politicians on a regular basis. Most of the time, I get a thank you letter and they go on to espouse their own personal views. This last round of voting was very discouraging. For the first time ever, I do not have the confidence in our voting system.

  14. Diane Dimond on April 5, 2021 at 10:50 am

    myslin44 writes:

    I wrote to my politicians. Only one agreed with me. One said he disagreed and he doesn’t care about my vote. Probably expects to get as many fraudulent votes as he needs. Others don’t answer.
    Supporting our choices by making our opinions known, voting for them, and donating time and/or money doesn’t work if the democommies are allowed by the courts to use fraudulent voting practices.

  15. Diane Dimond on April 5, 2021 at 10:51 am

    rural bob writes:

    Thomas Sowell said, “No one will really understand politics until they understand that politicians are not trying to solve our problems. They are trying to solve their own problems – of which getting elected and re-elected are number one and number two. Whatever is number three is far behind.”

  16. Diane Dimond on April 5, 2021 at 10:54 am

    diatsung writes:

    My Dem congresswoman sent me an email asking me for my thoughts but when I replied on the same email, the response I received a week later was that I had contacted an unattended mailbox.

  17. Diane Dimond on April 5, 2021 at 10:54 am

    Antonio Barlaam writes:

    Yes, when we write these highly paid politicians we get answers that have no content and no specifics. All computer generated idiot letters.

  18. Diane Dimond on April 5, 2021 at 10:54 am

    Kerstin DeRolf writes:

    Yes, any time I have written to McConnell, it is amazing how well the letter is written in “governmentese” as I call it – lots of words that say nothing as he argues both points and comes to no conclusion, but thanks me for having let him know my view. Aargh…

  19. Diane Dimond on April 5, 2021 at 10:57 am


    Join the Convention of States movement now! It’s time to invoke Article V.

    Spread the word!

  20. Diane Dimond on April 5, 2021 at 11:00 am

    Patricia Hershwitzky writes:

    Keep calling and writing. Use public forums to share their condescending deafness. Join the Convention of States. Circulate petitions of grievances. And, yes Pelosi and Schumer (any Speaker of the House of Senate Majority Leader) should be mandated by law to respond to citizens everywhere, given their atypical positions of power.

  21. Diane Dimond on April 5, 2021 at 11:00 am

    petrocalcio16 writes:

    Absolutely apply whatever pressure you can to those in office and express your views proudly. However, if I may, I must advise against the Convention of States. The process of a COS is not protected to safeguard against abuse by the politicians who would be controlling the affair and the damage to the Constitution and the republic could be profound. Nullification and other state level responses to federal overreach are a far wiser choice.

  22. Diane Dimond on April 5, 2021 at 11:01 am

    Lisa Hood writes:

    Write to your state Legislature, Secretary of State and Attorney General & anybody else in your state – tell them your elected Senator will not respond or represent you. Also, request a state law be submitted by your state to override & ask if there is any other recourse you can take. If Pelosi or someone in CA can be recalled – check your current state laws about removing Senator.

  23. Diane Dimond on April 5, 2021 at 11:27 am

    WILSON HORNER writes:

    Excellent article! Politicians are not listening! Interestingly the RNC continues to ask for membership renewals and yes, more money. Until they respond to our concerns and questions, we should not sent them one red cent.

  24. Diane Dimond on April 5, 2021 at 11:30 am

    Paulette Revere writes:

    I have one person in my state who actually represents me in the US House….he is a rancher like me, who has not been corrupted by the process and the DC Swamp creatures. I gave up calling, emailing, and writing to my so called State Representatives and US Senators (DEMS) in guvmint a few years ago….the last time, it was a young DEM twit who answered the phone, and after I said my piece, he actually laughed at me. I was referring to the Queen/tyrant Gov. of Orygun state, who has never met a gun grabbing executive order or an illegally shoved through tax and spend edict, that she did not illegally put into play.
    We are top heavy in guvmint here, with a DEM supermajority in our legislature. It is futile to call or write these miscreants and tyrants, and it only raises my blood pressure too much. They are locked in tighter than gorged ticks, on the guvmint teat. We’ll never be rid of them and they will never listen to us. I am quite certain the little minions either hit the delete key when an email arrives, or file it in the garbage can when a physical letter arrives….not to mention laugh at you when you take the time to call.
    No thanks. Ten or so years of my life has been wasted trying to make a difference, we’re done.

  25. Diane Dimond on April 5, 2021 at 11:30 am

    unitedwill76 writes:

    “Government is not reason, it is not eloquence,—it is force! Like fire, it is a dangerous servant, and a fearful master; never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action.” George Washington
    When governments have too much power, bad things happen to citizens. See Communism.

  26. Diane Dimond on April 5, 2021 at 11:31 am

    Tom H writes:

    If anybody has finally come to their senses, talk is totally useless. All 3 branches of the government have the exact same problem: the democrat & the republican. Next election, vote an entire swath of both out of office. Once they physically see the writing on the wall, that’s when the real fun will begin. Whatever you do, make sure you don’t vote for any ceo types. Vote for the one that will roll up the sleeves to get the job done. Vote for the one that shows up to a groundbreaking in work boots and jeans instead of a suit. Vote for the one that made the ceo.

  27. Diane Dimond on April 5, 2021 at 11:31 am

    James Rogers writes:

    I have taken to posting on my representative’s Facebook page. All of the items that are contentious are subject to comment. I have been archiving articles and data for 20 years. I pull from that knowledge base in addition to current affairs to rebut most everything she posts. I may not get her to respond directly, but all of her constituents see my posts; some have even challenged me. But, I just respond with more factual data that drives my point home harder.

  28. Diane Dimond on April 5, 2021 at 11:32 am

    Gbbari writes:

    Beg to differ, Diane. The politicians hear us. They know exactly the nature of the citizen’s frustrations.
    They simply don’t care.
    They pay us lip service to policies we want, but they only truly care about (i.e., act upon) the concerns of their biggest financial benefactors – the multinational corporations. Those corporations provide significant financial benefits for politicians who cater to globalists’ desires: pass legislation favorable to the corporations and block legislation the oligarchy doesn’t want.

  29. Diane Dimond on April 5, 2021 at 11:32 am

    Truthteller writes:

    “Beware. The tide of apathy is lifting, and dismissive treatment has a way of sticking in a voter’s mind on election day.”
    A vote used to mean something in this country. We felt we could make changes based on how we voted.
    No longer.
    With rampant cheating, foreign interference in our elections, and the company who manufactured most of the swing state voting boxes (dominion) sueing anyone who says they cheated – what are we left to do?
    It feels like there will be a civil war soon because it seems there are no other options.
    Most elected officials and giving us the middle finger and they have ZERO accountability.
    Sounds pretty much like a dictatorship to me!

  30. Diane Dimond on April 5, 2021 at 11:33 am

    SemperFly writes:

    A group of career politicians have taken over the government with full support of the media, a “woke” Pentagon, and a plethora of corporations standing to profit from the current administration.

  31. Diane Dimond on April 5, 2021 at 11:33 am

    TX red writes:

    Yes, we need term limits, NOW!

  32. Diane Dimond on April 5, 2021 at 11:33 am

    jka6503 writes:

    I emailed my rep and was emailed back that I have to go to their website because there are too many emails! What is that?

  33. Diane Dimond on April 5, 2021 at 11:34 am

    jka6503 writes:

    I say everyone should flood and demand they answer why they are ignoring half of the country?

  34. Diane Dimond on April 5, 2021 at 11:35 am

    Linda Rowe writes:

    Funny story! I wrote mine on two separate occasions and got back the same form letters!!!

    • Diane Dimond on April 5, 2021 at 11:35 am

      Melissa Kauffman replies:

      Me too!!

  35. Diane Dimond on April 5, 2021 at 11:36 am

    Voter writes:

    Thank you Ms. Dimond.
    Down here in FL-13, we only hear from “Charlie” when elections roll around, which is why our family is gonna help to put another Republican Woman in Congress (Luna). Rubio and Scott are equally hard to get in touch with, but Scott’s term limit initiative is hopeful.
    50 years on the public dime and a millionaire? I don’t think so.

  36. Diane Dimond on April 5, 2021 at 11:37 am

    Miele Rose writes:

    Let’s look at the word “government” for a second.
    Govern – to rule over
    Meant – the mind (mental)
    You have signed onto a system in which narcissistic morons are trying to lead us with only power, domination, brainwashing, and money as their true goals.
    Stop wasting your time with calls and emails and letters. Join the Coalition of States. If we collectively create one LARGE VOICE and challenge them directly, including those lame duck RINOs of which are the majority in our country now, we can actually create REAL change.
    If not, the cold Civil War we have been engaged in will eventually heat up in literal terms. At best, a secession will occur that will literally split the nation down the middle and Dems will find themselves in the precarious position of trying to maintain tyranny over coastlines, while the central US and the South, the “grocery store” states and main oil producers and manufacturers, sit back and say “told ya so… but you didn’t listen.”
    Stop allowing your minds to be dominated, and start ACTING.

  37. Diane Dimond on April 5, 2021 at 11:37 am

    Georgian Citizen writes:

    I, unfortunately, am in an area where my “representative” is a Democrat along with the two Democrat Socialist senators. I’ve emailed and called all three of them about various issues the past three months. The email response from the representative is canned, talking about what job fair or give away program he is attending. I get his voice mail and no response. The “senators” do not even respond to any form of communication. They all think they have their seats locked and do not need to talk to the little people.

  38. Diane Dimond on April 5, 2021 at 11:38 am

    Sglemaster writes:

    I wrote And received a canned response about how RON WYDEN is working diligently for all the things that Oregonians stand for blah blah blah. I’m pretty sure he didn’t read my letter because I wasn’t talking about supporting CRITICAL RACE THEORY or ANTIFA …

  39. Diane Dimond on April 5, 2021 at 11:38 am

    S J writes:

    Our representatives make it very difficult to contact them. Many have to be contacted through their websites without being able to contact them through a direct email. On top of that, they want to know if you are in their district. I take that to mean that they don’t care what the general public thinks. They forget that we put them in place to represent the American people. They are more interested in whether they can be re-elected.

  40. Diane Dimond on April 5, 2021 at 11:39 am

    Tim writes:

    NJ just blows off any conservatives….. Spartacus won’t even acknowledge you…

  41. Diane Dimond on April 5, 2021 at 11:39 am

    AmericanWoman 5.0 writes:

    I also write my Congressman and Senators. The state senator, and congressman, both ®, always respond with appropriate answers and let me know what is goin on. My federal congressman, ®, does the same and I support them financially. Both federal PA Senators… canned responses no matter what I say.

  42. Diane Dimond on April 5, 2021 at 11:40 am

    harrymcclung4653 writes:

    I send emails and faxes. When I do receive a reply, it is usually a canned response.
    I have requested email addresses or fax numbers to the House and Senate Committees. The response is they cannot give them either.

  43. Diane Dimond on April 5, 2021 at 11:40 am

    Scott Morris writes:

    I call. I write. Mostly. Call. Those people. Could care less. Call. Write. Storm capital. Has no effect. There tone deaf. Will continue to try. It only matters 6 months prior to elections. When they realize they ignored there constituents And there facing joblessness or a new career that there not prepared for.

  44. Diane Dimond on April 5, 2021 at 11:40 am

    Shagerrn writes:

    I write and call my senators and reps locally and state wide. Never receive and answer. Rep Darren Soto’s staff member actually argued against my points telling me HE knew history and HIS view was correct on illegal immigration and amnesty was the answer to illegal immigration!!

  45. Diane Dimond on April 5, 2021 at 11:41 am

    Vincent DAntoni writes:

    You are speaking as if the politicians really care…they don’t. We would get more of a response to action by talking to the wall.

  46. Diane Dimond on April 5, 2021 at 11:41 am

    Tenessa Jordan writes:

    Damn strait they are ignoring us. I keep sending emails of which responses come computer generated or none at all. So I started calling. very few picked up and those that did had no system for reporting my complaint.
    So I asked one guy. How does my complaint make it to my congressmen. He said they tally the hot topics and they look at that. I said are you kidding me? I said check me off on all of them cause I’m pissed about it all. I even contacted my state republican party and they were apathetic at best. There is no system for activism and no leadership. Thats Kentucky if you’re wondering. Spent the day looking for leadership…so sick that there isn’t a better system.

  47. Diane Dimond on April 5, 2021 at 11:47 am

    erikalipton writes:

    I write regularly, call occasionally. Always get a canned answer from Lois Frankel. She is such a waste of time.

  48. Diane Dimond on April 5, 2021 at 11:48 am

    Donna Lins writes:

    Unfortunately they feel untouchable and will continue to do what will fatten their pocket the most. So much for them being elected to represent the desires of the constituents in their districts.

  49. Diane Dimond on April 5, 2021 at 11:48 am

    JJ S writes:

    This is mostly true for me too. I wrote to Sen. Warner against the HR1/S1 bill, and got back a form email extolling the virtues of the same bill and talking about how courageous Warner is to support it. BUT Sen. Kaine’s office actually CALLED ME(!) when I emailed about the ridiculous National Guard presence in DC. That was an impressive surprise.

  50. Diane Dimond on April 5, 2021 at 11:49 am

    BRITT STORKSON writes:

    There is a way to get politicians to listen to you. Just show up with huge amounts of campaign cash. You will have their undivided attention. We have the best politicians money can buy.

  51. Diane Dimond on April 5, 2021 at 11:49 am

    Lesnaug writes:

    Without reasonable responses to emails, calls and letters we the people need another forum to have our voices heard. Protests are effective. We need a platform for countrywide organization. Media leaders need to provide us with the means to do so!

  52. Diane Dimond on April 5, 2021 at 11:50 am

    Pat Nelson writes:

    I live in CA. Enough said……

  53. Diane Dimond on April 5, 2021 at 11:50 am

    Lemont Cranston writes:

    The news media is at fault for the voice of the people not getting to the air waves, to garner support of the people. They are broadcasting the cries of the activists while silencing the conservatives. We have treason by the news media and tyranny by the politicians.
    The Founders feared tyranny in government and supported militias to deter the tendency.
    Thomas Jefferson stated of tyranny, “The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.”
    George Washington Stated of government, “It is not reason; It is not eloquence. It is FORCE. And force, like FIRE, is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.”
    His meaning is clear if you own a wood burning fireplace. As long as the fire is kept under control in the fireplace, it can heat the room. If it gets out of the fireplace, out of control, it destroys. Likewise the government.

  54. Diane Dimond on April 5, 2021 at 11:50 am

    Ruth J Kary writes:

    Your best offense is your ability to vote out the people who are NOT listening. Keep contacting them, do not waver in your attempts to show your disfavor with their actions. It will take all of us to get action.

  55. Diane Dimond on April 5, 2021 at 11:51 am

    BigRoosterRifles writes:

    Amen- I wrote mine a while back, and tried to express displeasure (appropriately) to another but I was not a constituent of theirs. Even though they vote on things in my state and Nation, I don’t matter to them.
    I did get a response and meeting with Congressman Griffin’s office. They were helpful.
    All else? Fail. Why can’t we contact any of them??? Snail mail it is!! There’s always a way.

  56. Diane Dimond on April 5, 2021 at 11:51 am

    realAF writes:

    Politicians have continued to separate themselves into the ruling class. Despite their rhetoric, most of them don’t give a rats ass what we the people want.

  57. Diane Dimond on April 5, 2021 at 12:00 pm

    shorthills writes:

    I frequently write to Senator Feinstein to encourage her to vote “conservatively”. Turns out she is a co-sponsor the Senate bill that is HR1. She certainly does not listen…..

  58. Diane Dimond on April 5, 2021 at 12:00 pm

    Pattymarotta writes:

    I wrote to both NH (D) senators about opposing HR/S1. To date only the Jr. senator replied citing reasons for her SUPPORT. The bill hasn’t even come up in the senate yet this senator has obviously already made a decision to support S1 and unfortunately has no intention of listening to constituents. Majority of elected officials are not representing “We the People”.

  59. Diane Dimond on April 5, 2021 at 12:00 pm

    jerman9069 writes:

    I wrote to both of my Florida Senators about “The Steal” and if the Republican Party failed to fight for their Republican President, then the Party and they were FINISHED.
    Marco Rubio acknowledged receipt and then invited me to attend a forum hosted by one of his Office People; a forum that he would not be attending.
    Rick Scott wrote back a canned BS letter and followed with another about supporting Higher Education to wit it I wrote: “I DON’T GIVE A DAMN ABOUT HIGHER EDUCATION WHEN THE URGENT SUBJECT IS SEEING OUR COUNTRY GO COMMUNIST, DUMMY!” Since then, I ge these lengty emails identifying all the “wonderful things” that he is doing, e.g.,
    1. Sen. Rick Scott Urges Australian Prime Minister Morrison to Join Call to Move 2022 Olympics Out of Communist China
    2. Sen. Rick Scott Outlines Priorities in Letter to Energy Secretary Granholm
    3. Sen. Rick Scott Leads Colleagues in Introducing Keep China Out of Solar Energy Act
    4. Sen. Rick Scott Urges Prime Minister Trudeau to Join Call to Move 2022 Olympics Out of Communist China
    I’m done voting for RINOs; it’s Republican Primary Challengers or not at all from now on. AND THEY CAN FORGET ABOUT DONATIONS.

  60. Diane Dimond on April 5, 2021 at 12:01 pm

    CDSullivan writes:

    Same in NY. I write or email and I get some canned bullshit from some Fascist in training thanking me for my comments. Meanwhile what I wrote couldn’t be more critical.
    Big waste of time.
    Thank your liberal friends and relatives and the kids you sent to College to learn how terrible the USA is. And you probably paid for it.

  61. Diane Dimond on April 5, 2021 at 12:04 pm

    Cliff Darnell writes:

    Your final thought, ” demand transparency ”
    Politicians hate it mostly I believe because they can not explain transparency away…
    They invent a new story to dominant the news cycle all to move the Nations consciousness another direction . The latest examples glossing over of Hunter’s
    Imperfections , the fragility of his father,
    Immigration focus on the children while an average of 1000 plus adults a day ” get away ” detected but unapprehended because of the resources necessary are allocated elsewhere.
    Yes hold politicians to transparency.

  62. Diane Dimond on April 5, 2021 at 1:54 pm

    Prudence Ladzinski writes:

    I contact my Representative and Senators and receive “polite” responses telling me how much they are doing for the sate of New Hampshire, assuring me they know best and will vote as they see fit. Voting for someone who will listen and is more in line with the state’s population seems the answer to keeping our freedoms and voting rights, and limiting spending.

  63. Diane Dimond on April 5, 2021 at 1:54 pm

    John Hudelson writes:

    If our representative and senators are so unresponsive to the wishes of the voters maybe it’s time to break the US up into several countries and when the dust is settled, an American Union could be established.

  64. Diane Dimond on April 5, 2021 at 1:54 pm

    Tony writes:

    I too contacted my representative, Doug LaMalfa three months ago concerning the disaster at the boarder. Not so much as a form letter in response! VERY disappointing!

  65. Diane Dimond on April 5, 2021 at 1:55 pm

    slgooch5864 writes:

    This is so true. My husband and I email our congressional representatives weekly and never receive back from them more than a “canned” response. I will put a different subject matter than my email includes and I will receive a response regarding what I listed in the subject instead of what my email was regarding. We must stop voting for the same reps over and over when they do not take the time to read about our concerns and this includes governors and mayors as well.

  66. Diane Dimond on April 5, 2021 at 1:55 pm

    Alicia Treat writes:

    Maybe these hearings and procedures should be public. Then maybe they will get the feel of how angry most Americans are ! And then maybe why they decided to be a person for the people will break through again

  67. Diane Dimond on April 5, 2021 at 1:55 pm

    SandyM writes:

    Keep writing on paper and mail those letters! Their responses are nonsense but if they are responding (or not) they are getting message.

  68. Diane Dimond on April 5, 2021 at 1:56 pm

    Judie Williams writes:

    I don’t have enough money for them to hear me. None of us do

  69. Diane Dimond on April 5, 2021 at 1:56 pm

    Memcclellan writes:

    They should have term limits…period. They also should not be allowed to take money from special interest groups. Pay them a decent salary and then send them home to earn their retirements like the rest of us! Time for lawmakers to be regular folks, not the elite. Did you know the top 10 oldest in Congress are over 83? Pelosi isn’t even in that level since she is turning 81 this month. Also, do not allow them or their family members to profit from insider trading or their manipulations. Pelosi’s husband and Feinstein bought Tesla stock in December…and are looking at making people buy electric cars now. Criminal!! Where is the outrage?!?! Where is the media?? Please get this out there….and thank you for your comments. We will keep plugging for our children, grandchildren and future generations.

  70. Diane Dimond on April 5, 2021 at 1:57 pm

    Judie Williams writes:

    I constantly contact and stay in touch with our local government as well as the WhiteHouse..I love to write and as someone who is PAYING them to do a job, I have a right to speak out…as the “employer” I should have the right to remove them when they are NOT living up to the Constitution they swore to uphold…I receive responses but they are washed in “this is why we need to do this” I have written to Pelosi, as I grew up in S.F. I used my childhood address in order to contact her. I am appalled at the disconnect she has with her state in all facets…what I see and hear is “I got mine, sorry you don’t like it.” I know that the only way things can change for the better is one can hear ONE person , or even a few…it has to be the many. I am a volunteer for Convention of States, which today seems the only true way we can reign in their evil control..Stimulus checks? MY money given back to me as a passive answer to a bigger problem? I pay taxes for them to DO their job FOR us…and I know that in turn all that they “give” us they will find ways to get it back because we OWE them…angry? yes, disappointed , ABSOLUTLEY, saddened by the greed , selfishness and power grabbing politicians who have forgotten what their jobs are…ALL states should join the convention of states as “WE THE PEOPLE” and take back our government…reign them in the only way we truly can. Get rid of lobbyists…make them DO their jobs by conversing with those who pay them..elect them…in my state almost ALL of the representatives I connect with are in agreement that we DO NOT NEED NEW OR MORE TAXES, so why are they pushing so hard for them and shutting us out? GREED…

  71. Diane Dimond on April 5, 2021 at 1:57 pm

    Richard Weggel writes:

    They are listening, just not to the people who elected them. They listen only to special interests.

  72. Moxie on April 5, 2021 at 2:00 pm

    I always receive a letter or e-mail back from my Maine Senators when I write. They don’t always vote on issues how I would if I were in their positions, but that is an entirely different matter.

  73. Diane Dimond on April 5, 2021 at 2:01 pm

    Drew Rutberg writes:

    Woke minority. Great phrasing and couldn’t agree more. From the George Floyd murder trial to MLB whats so cornering is our justice system and big business are caving to to get woke minority in droves.
    One of the scariest parts is how the woke minority are trying and rather successfully I might add to take the right to free speech and silence dissent.

  74. Diane Dimond on April 5, 2021 at 2:14 pm

    Diane Kaiser writes:

    I sent a letter to the Rino, Senator Ben Sasse, with a copy to the Nebraska GOP who also subsequently reprimanded him. He doesn’t listen to his constitutents and his vote to impeach President Trump was the last straw for me.

  75. Diane Dimond on April 6, 2021 at 12:02 pm

    Charlotte ogorek writes:

    I have had enough!!! Now that Lysol has had a banner year and masks are selling at a ridiculous price, we hear that sanitizing does not do all that much to prevent COVID and states are removing mask mandates. Politicians and health officials have made fools of all of us…The silent majority must become vocal. . we must stand up for our freedom and constitutional rights!

  76. Diane Dimond on April 6, 2021 at 12:03 pm

    Walter Casey writes:

    Some people want power over others as part of their DNA. The only way to limit them is term limits.

    • Diane Dimond on April 6, 2021 at 12:04 pm

      Ken S replies:

      There will never be term limits. Congress will not kill its own goose the keeps on laying golden eggs.

  77. Diane Dimond on April 6, 2021 at 12:04 pm

    John Maieron writes:

    It doesn’t matter how often you write to them. They don’t listen to you and don’t care what you think. I write to them all the time and don’t get a satisfactory reply, ever. Voting them out doesn’t work because the Democrat machine has the elections rigged so only they can win. I’m moving to a Republican state as soon as I can.

  78. Diane Dimond on April 6, 2021 at 12:05 pm

    Gailmaria writes:

    I email my federal, state, and city representative almost daily, sometimes twice a day. Everyone who writes a comment on this site concerning anything that they oppose that their reps are doing should be writing also. Comments on this site are fun, nothing more!

  79. Diane Dimond on April 6, 2021 at 12:05 pm

    Vicky Ohara writes:

    I agree with some others, if they are not your representative we are unable to contact them. We need pos Pelosi contact information, she could read them over cocktails!

  80. Diane Dimond on April 6, 2021 at 12:06 pm

    Janicejoines writes:

    I agree, continue writing, calling, texting, emailing your Representatives and Senators. Also, we must turn out the vote in 2022-2024 in unprecedented numbers. My State of Tennessee is a Red State and my Representatives are Conservative Republicans who respond to my emails. Required Voter ID has been in place here for years. We Tennesseans say, “Move to Tennessee but leave your liberal politics in the state you left”.

  81. Diane Dimond on April 6, 2021 at 12:06 pm

    Ignatius D'Anna writes:

    I have written my reps for State level and Federal level. Rarely ever get a response. When I do, its a canned response about how appreciate me taking the time…yada yada. But no clear direction, plan, or commitment. Time politicians are expected to earn their salaries. Time for them to use technology and make it clear what the primary focus is and how they are funded, what they care about, and more.
    I never considered my activists, don’t like marching the streets. Do not have time to commit to flooding their offices with letters and email. And they know most people don’t have this time. However, I have a new way I want to get this country past this childish political landscape. Remove the loud mouth minority activists. And sent the country back on track, being the ideal nation the world envies for its individual freedom, and liberty for all. In time. In time.

  82. Diane Dimond on April 6, 2021 at 12:06 pm

    Martin Hrovat writes:

    If you want your representatives to listen to you, send a six figure check. I GUARANTEE you will get a personal response!
    Of course, that leaves out 90+% of all voters like me, but quite obviously, MONEY and ONLY money, talks.

  83. Diane Dimond on April 6, 2021 at 12:07 pm

    Dawn L writes:

    Buy a bus ticket for a immigrant to Biden’s hometown. The Nation is sure that Biden’s hometown will support them. Send them to Catholic Charities 2601 W 4th St, Wilmington, DE

  84. Diane Dimond on April 6, 2021 at 12:09 pm

    Carl Gottlieb writes:

    Another solid ⁦@DiDimond⁩ piece. There’s a remedy for the malady she documents. Flood their offices with calls, e mails, snail mail. Confront politicians (not violently) wherever you see them. They work for us despite how they behave.

  85. Diane Dimond on April 6, 2021 at 12:09 pm

    sarah elizabeth writes:

    I wrote to the mayor of where I live about 2 mo ago. No response.

  86. Diane Dimond on April 7, 2021 at 12:37 pm

    Good Reader writes:

    Your article nailed it!

    What politicians of all stripes failed to understand about Trump is that he genuinely listened to his USA constituents, consulted with experts, thought things through and usually, not always, but usually took effective action to deal with the problem.
    I actually contacted several of the 2016 presidential candidates about certain issues that concerned me. He actually started speaking on that issue afterward. The other two ridiculed those who were concerned after Trump started talking about it. Guess which candidate I voted for. Once in office, he then dealt with the issue. No wonder people want him in office, even a lot of Democrats!
    My state reps could care less about their constituents outside the very blue major city, and, even then, only care as far as their phony rhetoric can get them re-elected. After that it’s the cash and power grab and whatever illegal activities they can get away with. Politicians like those in my state are what drove people to Trump. We’re fed up with them. Phony listening, graft, illegal activities, anti-American attitudes, failure to do their jobs just won’t cut it anymore. Trump set a new precedent.

  87. Diane Dimond on April 7, 2021 at 12:39 pm

    Bruce Perryman writes:

    “Do not be afraid, but go on speaking and do not be silent, for I am with you.” (Acts 18:9-10)

  88. Diane Dimond on April 10, 2021 at 1:13 pm

    Ron Meyer-Hagen writes:

    Why are some promoting cultural, political and legal battles in this country? At the state level we have many states purposely destroying their economies because they know the federal government will bail them out and make our grandchildren pay the bill. Further punishing our children by keeping them out of schools, social activities and sports. Continuing to enforce
    lockdowns that the data clearly show are ineffective at curbing the virus but very effective in removing freedoms from the public. They have successfully caused tens of millions to fear reentry into normal life again. At the federal and state level politicians are making or proposing many anti-business laws as well as restricting our country’s competitiveness in this world. Threatening our nation’s energy independence status which is a national security issue.
    As Diane Dimond states: “as one of my readers put it, ‘We have the government we have earned but not the government our children deserve.’ [We’ve] allowed a minority of outspoken activists to dominate the national conversation on myriad topics: defunding police, immigration, selective prosecutions, federal spending and lots more divisive issues.” I’d add attacking confidence in our voting system, a necessary pillar for our democracy. These activists are fueling race wars and cancelling our great nation’s history and culture, attacking all aspects of our identities and
    What is the big picture here? When you put all this together there is only one conclusion: they are literally trying to destroy America. This goal is abundantly evident. There are some number of strategic planners and likely many more unwitting complicit enactors. The next question is why?
    My wife connected the dots on this: “because they hate God.” America was founded on Judeo-Christian values and is the city-on-a-hill. As long as America exists it testifies of Judeo-Christian values and the goodness of God. For people who hate God, America must be destroyed.
    This insight should be alarming to all Americans who love their great country. For those of us who love God, it is especially alarming. However, we can have peace because we know the truth and who is in control. Maybe God will intervene and influence the exposure and downfall of these strategic planners. That would be exciting and delightful to see. Can all of us Americans who love our country turn this great country around?

    Ron Meyer-Hagen
    Albuquerque, NM

  89. Diane Dimond on April 11, 2021 at 5:51 pm

    Vincent F. Amen writes:

    I actually emailed our (N.J.) Congressman Josh Gottheimer. He said to do that on the phone town halls he held. Someone in the office called me back but did not have an answer for me. They then said when they get the answer, they would call me back. Never did!

  90. Diane Dimond on April 15, 2021 at 1:16 pm

    Robert Tepper writes:


    Just a note to say …Great Op-Ed on the “You’re Not Listening” topic! You nailed it! Sent it around to all my contacts and asked them to pass it on…will print it out and send to my respective politicians too! Keep up the good work…I enjoy your articles!

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