"As an elected official, I can't do my job properly unless I know my constituents' opinions and concerns. That's why it's so important that citizens take the time to write their representatives to let them know how they feel. An informed and intelligent dialogue between government and citizenry is critical to the well-being of our democracy. I may not always agree with everything that people write to me, but know that I take every letter and e-mail seriously, and always take the time to respond.
I applaud your ongoing efforts to strengthen participatory democracy through the encouraging a constituent correspondence. Keep up the good work!" -Congressman Jose' E. Serrano, 16th District, New York