As we keep track of proposed federal and state legislation that may affect Illinois medical malpractice victims, we occasionally urge readers to contact their elected officials to advocate for or against certain measures. The Washington Post recently reported on a new system that is attempting to make it easier for the public to connect with their Congressional representatives.
Known as Popvox, the website is claims to offer a better way for all area residents to connect with Congressional officials. The company is working to provide information about how constituents actually feel about issues to politicians, staff members, and others involved in the process. The site claims that it is not a discussion form, but a place for action.
Popvox works by having members of the general public select bills that are currently pending in Congress. The individual can choose to support or oppose the measure and write a message about the bill to be sent to their Congressional representative. This is intended to be a direct way to ask your legislator to take specific action on proposed bills.
The group claims that Popvox information may be taken more seriously by members of Congress, because the message is sent ot the representative with your real name and address. In that way the member knows that you are an actual constituent and is much more likely to take the opinion into consideration. The website is capable of aggregating the opinions of all users and make it available free online for use by advocacy groups, the media, and other organizations in their discussions and work efforts.
Our Chicago medical malpractice lawyers at Levin & Perconti support the use of all tools to help Illinois constituents share their message of support for legislation that respects the victims of medical errors. Our practice is committed to the fair use of the legal system for those who are injured. No stone should be left unturned when it comes to these efforts.
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