America's Town Hall Meeting

The Voice of Americans

..... that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth. Abraham Lincoln


If It Is To Be It Is Up To Me......William H. Johnsen
 

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WHAT PURPOSE IS SERVED BY POSTING FOR ALL TO SEE THE CONSTITUENT'S EMAIL LETTER TO THEIR
U.S. SENATOR AND/OR U.S. REPRESENTATIVE 
ALONG WITH THE REPLY FROM SAID SENATOR
AND/OR REPRESENATIVE ?

1. CONTACT CONFIRMATION
It establishes a public record that the constitute has indeed sent a message to his/her U.S. Senator or U.S. Representative and the date the email message was posted on ATHM.

2.RESPONSE INCENTIVE
Because there is a public record that the constitute's message has been sent through a third party, i.e. ATHM,  to the constitute's U.S. Senator or U.S. Representative there is incentive for the addressee to respond fully, factually, and in a timely manner, to the concerns raised by the constituent.

3. EDUCATIONAL VALUE
Since the email message is  available for all Americans to see it allows all Americans, voters, and elected officials, and those who seek political office, to learn what issues are of concern to participating Americans in the same state and across America.

4. ELECTED OFFICALS POLITICAL FUTURE
If the senator or representative responds to the constituent through  ATHM in a timely manner, it provides proof to those interested that the senator or representative  is responsive to the constituent. Timely response to constituents addressing the concerns posed by the constituted could be a factor in the elected official's political future. ATHM keeps a  scorecard on the response speed of each addressee. ATHM is a WIN-WIN-WIN service.

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WHAT PURPOSE IS SERVED BY POSTING FOR ALL TO
SEE THE VOTER'S EMAIL LETTER TO THE CANDIDATE FOR U.S. PRESIDENT
AND THE CANDIDATE'S REPLY ?

1  CONTACT CONFIRMATION
Similar to the purpose related to email letters to the U.S. Congress and the replies, it establishes a public record that the voter has indeed sent a message to the candidate and the date the email message was posted on the ATHM web site.

2. RESPONSE INCENTIVE
Because there is a public record that the voter's message has been sent to the candidate through a third party, i.e. ATHM, there is incentive for the addressee to respond fully and factually to the concerns raised by the voter.

3. EDUCATIONAL VALUE
Since the email message is  available for all Americans to see it allows all Americans, voters, elected officials, and those who seek political office, to learn what issues are of concern to other Americans in the same state and across America.

4. ELECTED OFFICALS POLITICAL FUTURE
If the candidate responds to the constituent through  ATHM in a timely manner, it provides proof to those interested that the candidate is responsive to the voter. Timely response to a voter addressing the concerns posed by the voter could be a factor in the political future of the candidate. ATHM keeps a  scorecard on the response speed of  each addressee.
ATHM is a WIN-WIN-WIN service.

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Singinf of Constitution Photo

Signing of the Constitution of the United States

Howard Chandler Christy
1873-1952

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PRIVACY

ATHM will NEVER post your name on the ATHM web site but will instead replace your name with the "nickname" you direct ATHM to use. (Please see SAMPLE letter to ATHM) Also deleted will be your street address, email address and phone number. Your state, city, and ZIP must stay because the reader may need to equate your geographical location with the concern you discuss in your letter to your U.S. Senator, U.S. Representative or candidate for U.S. President.

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Sample of open email letter to a
U.S. Senator

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Sample of open email letter to a
U.S. Representative

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Sample email letter to
ATHM
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Sample of open email letter for voters to send to candidates for office of
U.S. President

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ATHM Bulletin Board to be used by members of Congress to post
bills or resolutions for Americas to read before a vote is taken.
ATHM Bulletin Board


Open email letters from American citizens direct to fellow American citizens.
SAMPLE OPEN LETTER
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Comment Letters from American citizens direct to fellow American citizens commenting on the contents of Open Letters to all American citizens.

SAMPLE COMMENT LETTERS
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REPLY FROM THE U.S. SENATOR,
U.S. REPRESENTATIVE OR
CANDIDATES FOR U.S. PRESIDENT

When the individual addressed by the constituent replies they simply send their reply to you  through ATHM at: Reply@AmericasTownHallMeeting.com.   ATHM will match the reply you receive through ATHM, from the senator, representative,  or candidate, with the letter you sent through ATHM to the said individuals and post the reply below the letter you sent to the  said individuals.

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If the individual to whom you sent the email letter replies directly to you via the email address or brick and mortar address you included in your letter, you can still share the reply with your fellow Americans  or lawfully admitted permanent residents by sending the reply to ATHM at Reply@AmericanTownHallMeeting.com so it can be posted below the letter you sent to the addressee through ATHM. This allows the nation to learn and benefit from the discussion you initiated with your U.S. Senator or U.S. Representative or candidate for U.S. President.

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OPEN LETTERS

Open email letters from American citizens
direct to all American citizens.

Have an issue  and possible solution you believe needs to be brought quickly to the attention of your fellow Americans or lawfully admitted permanent residents but that you do not want to send through your U.S. Senator or U.S. Representative or to candidates for the office of United States President? Then simply email your concerns in letter form to Open Letter@AmericansTownHallMeeting.com. Your letter will be posted on the ATHM Open Letters page for all to read.  Sample Open Letter.

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COMMENT LETTERS

If you are an American citizen  or lawfully admitted permanent residents and wish to comment on the contents of an Open Letter from a fellow American citizen  or lawfully admitted permanent residents, please send your comments to Comments@AmericansTownHallMeeting.com.   Please see Sample Comment Letter.

When commenting, please remember, that the issues and solutions presented on the Open Letters page of ATHM are presented by fellow American citizens  or lawfully admitted permanent residents who are concerned enough about their country to take time to write a letter to their fellow American citizens describing their concern(s) and possible solution.

Comment letters must provide a serious thoughtful response about the issue(s) expressed in the Open Letter. Please take as much time to write a comment letter as your fellow American took to write the Open Letter. Open Letters and Comment letters that are disrespectful or hateful will not be posted. Please remember that the purpose of ATHM is to generate answers to problems that will benefit America. 

Solutions not emotions.

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