I am going to guess that our elected representatives do not all read Gawker. So they don't know how we feel about this shutdown (smalldown, itty bitty slowdown, federal worker staycation) unless we call. Next time you make a great comment, pick up the phone and read it to the intern answering the phone for the rep of your choice.

Here's how to find them all: http://www.usa.gov/Contact/Electe…

I beg of you. I will stop now.