Thursday, September 22, 2005
Faxing your legislators
- Faxing via Windows XP
"Although you don't need a fax machine, you'll need a phone line, a modem, and a scanner to send and receive faxes from your computer. For faxing, the modem and scanner don't have to be anything special. Even a 33.6 bps modem will dispatch a multi-page letter in a minute or two. As to the scanner, faxes are sent in black and white and usually at a default resolution of no better than 150 X 150 dpi. Any working scanner can manage that."
Set-up and configuration instructions are included at the site.
For people without a fax machine or, either a modem or a scanner, faxing can still be done:
- use a commercial store such as Office Depot, Office Max, Staples, Kinkos or UPS.
- take the letter to your legislator's district office (if it's close by) and have the staff fax it to the Washington, D.C. office