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I got constituent email from Rep. Adam Smith that included a link to a survey about what issues are important to me as a constituent.
The survey page asks “What issues matter most to you that you would like updates on?” and lists the following issues and no others.
What about decreasing militarism and military spending? Rep. Smith is Chair of the House Armed Services Committee, so you’d think he would have particular interest in that topic.
What about fixing our unfair and broken tax system? Getting money out of politics? Breaking up the Internet monopolies? Impeachment and exposing GOP wrongdoing? Stopping the proliferation of disinformation? Reforming our broken health care system?
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