Hi, All! Thanks for all your comments – they sure do help
‘Way to go Sammi!! In response to the suggestion that we all email and write to our representatives and senators on the 1st and 15th of Sept., here’s what I’ve found so far….
The Senate comes back in session on Tuesday, Sept. 4th, I believe, and I know our Rep. Scott McGinnis’ press secretary told me last week that he won’t be in Washington again until after the break, so I assume that the House will be in session on the 4th as well. (Since Rep. McInnis seemed pretty vocal recently regarding fire issues, I called and spoke with his office and then his press secretary.)
I typed in congress.gov in the search bar at the top of the screen and hit “go” — it will take you to the home page (whose “real” title is http://thomas.loc.gov) — from there you can click on the House or Senate and from each of those pages, can then click to your state and it will list your representatives and senators. I could find my senators email addresses, mailing addresses and phone numbers that way. For the representative side, I found phone numbers, but haven’t found email addresses yet, but I can call and ask that. It’s probably easier if each of us finds our own representatives and senators rather than trying to post a list. For the senators, I noticed that they don’t all have the same email address format like I thought they would; they all started http://(last name of senator).senate.gov/ but from there, the rest of the addresses changed – some had mailform.html, some just had contactme.
Hope this helps – I feel energized just knowing that I’m not alone on this fire shelter thing any more. Bless you all!