It generally takes six weeks for a letter to hit a Senator or Representative’s desk. It’s not really their fault. The fault is mostly due to changes that were made when the Anthrax scare hit, so now each and every piece of mail is scanned, and then some.
However, if you have a decent Rep, he/she WILL respond. I’m not all that keen on our new Rep. (Womack), but I was awfully fond of Boozeman who always responded to my letter personally. Yes, sometimes it was a postcard, but never, ever did he respond w/a ‘form letter.’ Something that always pleased me about that guy.
Anyway, if you take the time to send a hand-written letter, most any decent Represenative will do the same in return.
*Hand-written = most notice.
*Type-written = 2nd notice.
*e-mail = Maybe
*Social networks = Good luck.
In any case, it is very worth your while to write to your Representatives. You’ll learn more about them by their responses than you could ever learn from any news network.