"One of the first responsibilities of our freedom is to vote. Equally important responsibilities are to become informed and to make your opinion known to your elected officials. Our forefathers put their lives on the line to earn our freedom and frame our Representative Republic. Our nation's brave soldiers have been fighting to defend this American way of life for over 230 years. I hope that no one takes our freedoms for granted.
I challenge every American to be active in our government and I applaud the National Write Your Congressman campaign which aspires to achieve this goal. Remember OUR government IS the people." -Philip M. Crane, MC, Former Congressman 8th Dist. of Illinois