By Susan Duclos
It is time for voters to weigh in on the fiscal cliff negotiations. Your elected Representative was elected by you, works for you and is held accountable by you.
It is time to politely, and I stress the word politely, inform your Representative of what is and is not acceptable to you, the person who elected them and the person who can replace them in 2014 if they choose to not represent you and instead become a lackey or puppet to what party leaders tell them to do, even if it breaks the promises they made to their constituents during their campaigns to be elected.
Speaker of the House John Boehner can be contacted, via web form at the "Contact the Speaker" page.
If you do not know who your Congressional Representative is, then you can use "Find Your Representative" by inputting your zip code.
If you do know who your Representative is, the list of Republican Representatives is at GOP.gov.
The names are linked to their GOP.gov pages. On the right of those Representative pages is contact information. Office address, phone and fax.
At House.gov/representatives they link the names of the representatives to their individual websites where you can click the "Contact" button and send a web form email to them.
There are a variety of ways that constituents can communicate with their elected Representatives after an election.
It takes a few minutes and a few clicks, but if a voter is not willing to take the time to weigh in on an issue before the votes are cast for bad legislation, then they certainly have no right to complain when their elected official makes a decision or casts a vote that runs contrary to what that voter prefers.
Sometimes waiting for the next election to come around and voting with your ballot, is too late and the damage is already done.