Congress Has a Responsibility to Engage with Constituents

As legislators shut off communication, we need to find new ways to engage.

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Media Outlet: Vox

Mark Schmitt wrote for Vox's Polyarchy on the dangers of Congress members ignoring their phones:

There might be polling on an issue, but polls don’t measure passion, and politics should respond not just to broad preferences but also to strongly held passions and the acute needs of a small number of people.

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Mark Schmitt is director of the program on Political Reform at New America.