Here’s a question inspired by this mail from a WriteToThem user:
Subject: yes but….
Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2006
My MEP did respond by sending 13 sheets of best quality paper – I wanted her to respond by EMAIL not waste a forest like this! I was horrified and emailed her to tell her so. In fact her answer to my question was simply ‘NO’ so the 13 sheets were a smokescreen ! Perhaps this advice could be passed to all MEPS thinking of sending out large wads of paper
Now, we could encourage representatives to email or phone rather than write back to their constituents on paper. However, if we did so there are two issues:
1) Is it actually more environmentally friendly to use a PC/phone than write a letter?
2) Is it worth annoying the representatives who are used to writing back in their own preferred manner, perhaps even leading to fewer constituents getting help?