Omar Ahmad Shares the Power of a Handwritten Letter in Politics
Published: Dec 25, 2011
American activist and mayor of San Carlos, California, Omar Ahmad, discusses the most effective ways to influence a politician. Describing politicians as a breed of strange creatures very similar to many animals, he explains why reaching out to a politician must be done in a careful and precise manner. Omar Ahmad describes modern methods of communication including email and phone as ineffective ways to approaching a politician and instead suggests writing a letter. Ahmad maintains that writing a letter with a pen and paper is the most honest form of communication in today's society, as politicians are bombarded with an overwhelmingly large number of emails and telephone calls each day. Omar Ahmad believes that in the foreseeable future, politicians will be seeking out the individuals who take the time every month to send a handwritten letter.