By Ed Southern
Recently, the Network found itself in need of some assistance dealing with a particular federal agency (whose initials rhyme with a conversation one might have with a pirate: “Hi.” “Arrr.” “Yes?”). After our attempts to help ourselves went nowhere, I reached out to the office of my United States congressperson, Representative Kathy Manning.
The staff at Rep. Manning’s Greensboro office was responsive, reassuring, and professional. They alleviated my worries and got the problem straightened out promptly.
I wanted to use this public space to thank Rep. Manning and her staff for their excellent constituent service, and to remind all NCWN members that our elected officials work for us.
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