National Write Your Congressman gives everyone a voice

Photo courtesy of PR Newswire

Photo courtesy of PR Newswire

The upcoming 2020 presidential election has everyone more aware of government actions, and biased media oftentimes makes it even harder to know what bills and laws Congress and President Trump are actually considering. 

National Write Your Congressman (NWYC) is an unbiased organization that allows any American citizen, even teenagers, to receive emails about issues that state and federal legislations are considering. Subscribers can voice their opinions about the issue, and their response will be sent to their state’s senator, and representative, as well as the president.

I believe more teens should take advantage of NWYC because this is their way to find their voice in politics. My grandfather signed me up, and I have enjoyed being able to tell my Congressmen how I feel about different matters. Just last week, I was able to voice my opinion on whether or not marijuana should be legalized, and I received an email from Sen. Lindsey Graham and Rep. William Timmons thanking me for my response.

When I get older, I am considering running for a government position, and NWYC has helped me become more aware of how important it is to know about what the government is doing. However, even those who have no interest in politics can still benefit; after all, who doesn’t want to know what new laws might appear?

Research has shown that NWYC is one of the leading methods of communication between citizens and the government, which means that legislators are actually looking at and considering what the people have to say. I realize that some teens feel that adults, especially adults in Congress, don’t want to hear their opinions, when in fact it’s the complete opposite.

Everyone, even teenagers, deserves to have their voice heard, and NWYC is the perfect way to do just that.