Whatever your position is on Syria, make your voice count instead of merely talking about it on social media. You can share stories, post tweets, rant and rave on message boards. But those communications do nothing to express your view to your Congressional Representatives or the White House. Get involved and do something about how you feel so that it makes a difference.
You can make your view count by contacting your representatives in Congress. If you don’t know how to do that, you can email them through their contact forms.
To email the President you’ll need to fill out the White House Contact Form.
Both congressional sites allow you to find your representative through a search in the top right hand corner of the page of each site.
I’m against military action and I urge others to support diplomatic efforts be exhausted before any violent action take place. If you need an example of what to send, try this:
To The Honorable (enter their name here)
As a constituent, I am writing to let you know that I oppose any military action in Syria.
I realize in today’s world violence against citizens by its government must be addressed. But the moral response is not to meet violence with more violence. Creative diplomacy is the best way to respond to the alleged use of chemical weapons. I urge you to work for a ceasefire, to pressure Saudi Arabia, the Gulf states, and Turkey, to halt the flow of weapons, and to pressure Russia and Iran to do the same.
I hope you’ll take time to get involved and make your voice heard.
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