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There is an anti-hunger organization called Bread for the World that I used to work for. They work in Washington D.C. with lawmakers to create legislation that ensures that people don’t go hungry. Bread for the World helps people to share their stories of food insecurity and hunger issues with congressional representatives and works with churches all over the United States to host letter-writing events. At these events, church members are encouraged to compose notes which are sent to legislators.
One of the reasons Bread for the World is so effective is that the letters are written by hand. Most members of Congress are used to being sent emails or receiving phone calls. It is rare that someone takes the time to pull out a sheet of paper, to write down their thoughts and then buy a stamp, address an envelop and put the letter in a mailbox.
Act - Time - Effort - Message - Email
The whole act takes time and effort. The same message could be communicated much faster through an email or a phone call, but the power of the letter is actually in its inefficiency.
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