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This letter was sent by OpenCongress user cavknight on November 10, 2011 in support of H.R.822 National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011.
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H.R.822 National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011

I am writing as your constituent in the 15th Congressional district of . I support H.R.822 - National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011, and am tracking it using OpenCongress.org, the free public resource website for government transparency and accountability.

As an African American and life-longCity resident and a law abiding citizen of the United States of America. I possess a valid firearms license and I am also a federally licensed firearms dealer (FFL 01). I fully support this as a means to provide individuals with the right to legitimate self defense nationwide. If you oppose this measure please review:

http://cavalierknight.com/no.menu/no.menu.hr822.kopel.html

http://cavalierknight.com/video/jfpo/ngfj/no.guns.for.jews.html

http://cavalierknight.com/video/jfpo/ngfn/no.guns.for.negroes.html

Sincerely, Robert Reynolds

This letter was a reply from the office of Charles B. Rangel on December 02, 2011.
Suggestions For This Holiday Season

Holiday Hot Topics

The holiday season is a great time to connect with your constituents, particularly in this struggling economy and time of economic need. We've provided you a few suggestions below.

Sample 1 During this holiday season, the demand for assistance is particularly high as we continue to face economic hardships. Share with your constituents local opportunities for assistance this holiday season, as well as direct ways in which they can help their neighbors.

The Season For Giving

December 2, 2011

Dear Friends,

With the holiday and winter season fast approaching, and the economy still struggling, the need for assistance this year is high. We should always remember than there are millions among us, particularly in these hard economic times, who are struggling to make ends meet.

If you are fortunate enough to have time or resources that you can share this holiday season, there are number of worthy organizations that you can support. Your generosity can help.

• The Marine Toys for Tots program is currently collecting new, unwrapped toys to distribute as Christmas gifts to needy children in their local communities. The mission is to deliver a message of hope to less fortunate children that will assist them in becoming successful citizens. Visit their website for more information on how to donate toys in your area.

• We should also give thanks for our men and women in uniform, both here and abroad, who sacrifice to keep us safe. We can enjoy our freedoms as Americans this holiday season because of their efforts. United We Serve can provide you with ways to help military families and veterans this holiday season.

• Visit Feeding America for a listing of local food banks in your neighborhood. Whether you have food stuffs to donate or can make a financial donation, local food banks are a great way to directly give back to your community.

Finally I would urge you to get involved in Serve.Gov, a nationwide service initiative that is connecting those in our communities to help meet our growing social needs. President Obama began the program to help lay a new foundation for volunteerism in our country. Use the website to find a volunteer opportunity near you today.

I would love to know whether you are planning on volunteering your time or resources to help our community this holiday. Please fill out the survey below and let me know. If you're having trouble viewing this survey, please click here to view it in your browser.

Name Email Address* Zip Code

Do you plan on volunteer this holiday season? ( ) Yes ( ) No ( ) Maybe

Do you plan on giving to charity this holiday? ( ) Yes ( ) No ( ) Maybe

[Submit]

As we get ready to celebrate this holiday season, I wish you and your family the very best and hope we can come together to help those around us who may be struggling.

All the best,

Jane Doe Member of Congress

Sample 2 Let your constituents know about federal programs that are available to them to help in these winter months. Programs are available to help low income families with home heating and winterization.

Assistance this Holiday Season

December 2, 2011

Dear Friends,

With the holiday season fast approaching, the need for assistance this year is high. For those who are struggling, there are a number of program that can help.

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps low income households, primarily in meeting their immediate home energy needs. The program can help you stay warm in the winter, and reduce the risk of illness or serious injury. Help from LIHEAP is offered on a state by state basis, so please contact your state directly for more information.

The Department of Energy is helping low-income families this year with the continuation of the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). WAP provides funding to states to help families permanently reduce their energy bills by making their homes more energy efficient. Visit their website to learn about programs that provide assistance in your state.

With the economic hardships that we continue to face, organizations such as Goodwill International are working to fund job training programs, employment placement services and other community-based programs for people who have disabilities, lack education or job experience, or face employment challenges.

Finally, for those needing assistance in purchasing gifts for their children, the Marine Toys for Tots program is currently collecting new, unwrapped toys to distribute as Christmas gifts to needy children in their local communities. The mission is to deliver a message of hope to less fortunate children that will assist them in becoming successful citizens. Visit their website for more information on how to request toys for your children.

As we get ready to celebrate this holiday season, I wish you and your family the very best. Please contact my office if there is any way we can further help.

All the best,

Jane Doe Member of Congress

Sample 3 This week Congresswoman Speier sent an email to her constituents providing suggestions on how to buy American-made gifts this season to support local small businesses. Take a look:

November 30, 2011

Dear Friends,

The economics of this holiday season offer us a chance to do more than simply give gifts. I am committed to buying only American made products and services and hope you will join me in this effort. If you’d like to share your thoughts on this matter, please send me an e-mail or post your ideas on my Facebook page.

If you are spending your hard-earned money on American products and local services, you will help create jobs and stimulate the local economy. Economists estimate that if every American spent an extra $64 on American products, 200,000 new jobs would be created.

Not all presents have to be things. You can give a loved one a hair cut at a salon, an oil change at a garage, or a membership to a gym, a gift certificate for a restaurant or bookstore. How about a subscription to a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) from a farmer, gardening services for a season or home cleaning? When we spend our money here, it stays in our communities and preserves and creates local jobs. Three out of four new jobs are created by small businesses.

I want to know, how are you supporting our local small businesses this holiday season? Take a moment to fill our the survey below. If you're having trouble viewing this survey, please click here to view it in your browser.

Name Email Address* Zip Code

How will you support small businesses this season? [ ] I pledge to buy American-made products. [ ] I plan to shop and buy locally. [ ] I plan to shop at Farmer's Markets and community-supported farms. [ ] I plan to give gift certificates to local, small businesses. Other:

[Submit]

Of course, the holidays are much more than shopping. This is a personal time for family and friends, a time to give thanks and to help the less fortunate. Please consider visiting a nearby food bank or homeless services provider during this holiday season. I hope that you have a wonderful holiday season, and a bright 2012.

All the best,

Jackie

This letter was a reply from the office of Charles B. Rangel on December 11, 2012.
I Want to Hear from You

Dear Friends,

Unless Congress acts, hitting the so-called “fiscal cliff” would have a devastating impact on our community, raising taxes, slashing funding to our schools and ending unemployment compensation.

As you know, I believe it is in reaching out and finding compromise that we find a way to move forward, keep our economy on the right track, and increase employment for hardworking people in 's Fifteenth Congressional District. I remain committed to the notion that ALL Americans should receive a tax cut on incomes up to $250,000. I also believe Social Security is an earned benefit, not an entitlement and should not be included in any talks of cuts.

According to the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office, going over the fiscal cliff would raise the unemployment rate to 9.1% in the coming year. We cannot let this happen. We have seen 30 consecutive months of steady private sector job growth and our economy is rebounding. Under sequestration, many agencies would face dramatic cuts that would not be efficient or strategic. This would result in a loss of jobs, and a loss of the ability to serve critical functions that make a real difference in people’s lives.

There are tough decisions ahead that need to be made. This is not a time for political games, harsh partisanship, or digging in and refusing to listen to valid ideas brought to the table. The proverbial can cannot be kicked down the road any longer.

What do you think Congress should do to avoid these cuts?

As always, please contact me at my district office or Washington office with any questions or concerns. Consider my Facebook Wall like a community message board, and please post your questions & comments and engage with me. I am proud to represent you and our district in the 112th Congress.

To hear more about what I'm doing for you in Washington and around the District, please go to my website at www.rangel.house.gov, and sign-up for my newsletter to keep informed!

Best regards,

Charles B. Rangel

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This letter was a reply from the office of Charles B. Rangel on December 11, 2012.
CORRECTED: I Want to Hear from You

Dear Friends,

Unless Congress acts, hitting the so-called “fiscal cliff” would have a devastating impact on our community, raising taxes, slashing funding to our schools and ending unemployment compensation.

As you know, I believe it is in reaching out and finding compromise that we find a way to move forward, keep our economy on the right track, and increase employment for hardworking people in 's Fifteenth Congressional District. I remain committed to the notion that ALL Americans should receive a tax cut on incomes up to $250,000. I also believe Social Security is an earned benefit, not an entitlement and should not be included in any talks of cuts.

According to the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office, going over the fiscal cliff would raise the unemployment rate to 9.1% in the coming year. We cannot let this happen. We have seen 30 consecutive months of steady private sector job growth and our economy is rebounding. Under sequestration, many agencies would face dramatic cuts that would not be efficient or strategic. This would result in a loss of jobs, and a loss of the ability to serve critical functions that make a real difference in people’s lives.

There are tough decisions ahead that need to be made. This is not a time for political games, harsh partisanship, or digging in and refusing to listen to valid ideas brought to the table. The proverbial can cannot be kicked down the road any longer.

What do you think Congress should do to avoid these cuts?

As always, please contact me at my district office or Washington office with any questions or concerns. Consider my Facebook Wall like a community message board, and please post your questions & comments and engage with me. I am proud to represent you and our district in the 112th Congress.

To hear more about what I'm doing for you in Washington and around the District, please go to my website at www.rangel.house.gov, and sign-up for my newsletter to keep informed!

Best regards,

Charles B. Rangel

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