Saturday, March 20, 2010

House Getting Nearly 100,000 Calls an Hour

If you are having trouble getting through to your congressman to voice your opinion on the healthcare vote slated to take place tomorrow there is good reason. The House system, which is designed to handle 50,000 calls, is receiving almost 100,000. Do not be discouraged from continuing to call; just note the busy signal is not because you are being blocked (hopefully) but because so many others are trying to do the same. Wait a few minutes, and then try again.

"Calls to the House numbered close to 100,000 an hour, creating a bottleneck in a phone system only meant to handle 50,000 calls an hour. The chamber has been similarly overloaded for four consecutive days, beginning on Tuesday when radio host Rush Limbaugh told viewers to call the Capitol switchboard phone number."

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