Political Change Through Old-School Pen And Paper

What do politicians and platypuses have in common? According to Omar Ahmad, neither creature can tell directions and both have very strange breeding habits.

Omar Ahmad is an internet start-up specialist who sits on his hometown city council in San Carlos, CA. In the concise TED Conference presentation below, Ahmad argues that the best way to engage politicians like himself in the digital world is via old-fashioned pen and paper.

He explains why a hand-written letter to your representative is more persuasive than either email or a phone call. And he gives four simple steps for writing effective letters that will reach your congressman's desk and have them calling you the next time they're voting on your issue.

Visit HeadCount's main issue page to learn more about issues important to you and the musical community, enter your zip code to find out who your representatives are, and get writing!

Because somebody has to tell politicians and platypuses which way to go.