NATIONAL WRITE YOUR CONGRESSMAN, INC., HONORED -- HON. SAM JOHNSON
HON. SAM JOHNSON
in the House of Representatives
Mr. SAM JOHNSON of Texas. Mr. Speaker, I was pleased during the last election to see that so many Americans took the opportunity to become involved in our Government. This involvement is reflected in the high volume of letters from my constituents regarding issues and events that affect their lives. I encourage and welcome this type of participation.
Today, I would like to recognize an organization that helps the people of this country send their thoughts and opinions to their Representatives in Washington, DC. National Write Your Congressman, Inc., founded in 1958 and headquartered in Dallas, TX, is a unique organization. It is different because it is not a lobbying organization and does not show partiality toward candidates running for office. National Write Your Congressman, Inc., researches legislation, presents both sides of national issues, and allows its members to develop their own opinions.
Once a month, this organization sends its members an opinion ballot outlining both sides of a controversial issue. They also conduct frequent national polls among their members and advise Representatives of these results. Finally, National Write Your Congressman keeps it members abreast of their Representatives' voting records on national issues.
David N . Adamson , the founder and chairman of the board, spent 23 years in chamber of commerce work prior to 1961. I am proud to see this organization's leader is a businessman with Christian roots who actively encourages busy Americans to voice their opinions on national issues.
I commend National Write Your Congressman on its efforts to keep the American people in touch with their Representatives in Washington.