But we don't.
Check out rural urban bridge initiative for their qualitative research from the candidate and elected rep side. The ones that get elected against party affiliation odds in rural areas go everywhere in rural areas and listen to everyone. We need to do the same as voters. If we don’t contact the representative we believe will blow us off, their mail calls tweets can reinforce their confirmation bias because they never hear nor staffers count up our responses.
Very valid question.👍🏼. In my experience the Politicians of any Party, asses the possible impression on his/her Voters! How will it please or displease his/her Voters? If it doesn't affect them, Politicians are least bothered & will close the conversation with an exchange of a few pleasantries with a smile. If the Politician understands the technical subject s/he may try to evaluate the response to his/her future political career and may respond with interest! Good begining! 👍🏼😊👏🙏
republicans do reach out to me because they know i don't hate them. and the fact is that many liberal scientists do hate them (whether it is rational to or not is beside the point). cultures totally polarized. it is what it is.
Thanks for a great post