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One Nation Under SiegeCongress, Terrorism, and the Fate of American Democracy$
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Jocelyn J. Evans

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780813125886

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813125886.001.0001

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Is Writing a Letter to your Member of Congress a Thing of the Past?

Is Writing a Letter to your Member of Congress a Thing of the Past?

Congressional Office Communication and Accessibility

(p.79) 3 Is Writing a Letter to your Member of Congress a Thing of the Past?
One Nation Under Siege

Jocelyn Jones Evans

University Press of Kentucky

This chapter discusses the administrative changes introduced by the Capitol Police for handling congressional mail in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of 2001. Some of the most significant changes involved congressional office communications and accessibility to constituents. It is argued that these changes hold significant implications for constituent responsiveness and representation.

Keywords:   administrative changes, Capitol Police, congressional mail, terrorist attacks, office communications, constituents, accessibility, constituent responsiveness, representation

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