When you write Congress, you speak for hundreds of other people.
That’s the lesson from Grover Norquist, a longtime anti-tax advocate and founder of the group Americans for Tax Reform.
In a recent interview with Congress.org, he said that businesses have a rule of thumb that each letter they receive represents another 200 people who had a similar concern.
“Two hundred people thought about it, were mad, went home mad, said I’m going to write a letter, and then forgot to write the letter because they got busy,” he said.
Still, there’s more to it than just sending a letter, he said.
Here are a few other tips from Norquist: