Good letter Joe. Many years ago, my mother ran the district office for a longtime congressman in North Carolina. Back then, they had a factor they applied to every letter they received. For example, everyone who sends Lamar Alexander this letter represents maybe 175 constituents who feel the same way but didn't write. You don't even have to doctor the letter to make it different. Just cut and paste and shoot the email his way. All they really care about is how many folks are on a particular side of an issue. With email, there is no excuse not to let your legislators know how you feel about many issues.
All the romance of trout fishing exists in the mind of the angler and is in no way shared by the fish. ~Harold F. Blaisdell, The Philosophical Fisherman, 1969