I'm a Wisconsinite, too, and I definitely voted for him last time around. I'm impressed that he actually gives a shit, unlike some other Senators I have voted for in the past.
Another respondent to your post recommended that we let Feingold know how much we appreciate his efforts, and I have, and I *definitely* will. This spring, I am going to D.C. once again to attempt to lobby my Representative and Senators on behalf of the Wisconsin Prison Moratorium Coalition, and even if this flops, I will let him know (in person, if possible) that I honestly appreciate his efforts on behalf of privacy and civil liberty.
Last time I was there, I stopped by Senator Feingold's office (with a previously arranged appointment) and personally thanked him for the good things he's done with his power. He was just a groovy guy, very down to earth and receptive. He *almost* had me convinced that he was interested in what I had to say (I still don't trust any politicians, sorry), and he actually went to Tommy Thompson a month or so later and asked him to put a moratorium on private prisons in Wisconsin. A result of my action? Not likely. More likely a result of the personal letter campaign organized by the coalition, but nonetheless, it was good-feeling-making for me.
The point of this anecdote is that much can be done by writing personal letters (with pens, not printers) to Senators and Representatives. They definitely notice the personal touch, and are much more apt to respond to the attention their constituents are giving to [enter issue here]. When I'm done with my morning surfing, information collecting and relaxing (3rd shift 0wnZ!), I'm going to send him yet another letter.
Please, do the same yourself, and urge your colleagues to do so as well. Nothing says "I took time to think about this situation, and I'm even willing to use pen, paper, envelope and stamp to make my feelings known to you" than a hand-written letter. I think they really do like getting them, too.
someday I'll find something to put here.
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