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Years ago I wrote, “What is a voice if it remains silent against leagues of tyranny?”

Today, I heard from one of the deployed soldiers that my husband and I have “adopted.”  We send supportive packages and letters to him and his platoon.  He made it clear that a government shut down would mean that after one week – his family at home would not be paid.  And that he, whether he was paid or not, would have to show up for work. So on the other side of the world he must concern himself for the safety of his unit AND be worried for the financial security of his family at home.

In the face of such a large issue it is tempting to experience that sense of “I’m just one person – what can I do?”

YOU CAN RAISE YOUR VOICE.  I’m not asking you to hold my opinion.  I am asking you to speak up for yours. And here are the two web addresses where you can discover where to contact your State and Federal elected officials.  They were sent there to represent you.  YOU.  Make sure they do…tell them what’s on your mind.  You may be the one voice that tips the scale and truly makes a difference.  Particularly for my adopted soldier in Afghanistan. Raise your voice.  It matters.

 

http://www.usa.gov/Agencies/State_and_Territories.shtml

http://www.usa.gov/Contact/Elected.shtml

 

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