Making political change with pen and paper: Omar Ahmad on TED.com

Politicians are strange creatures, says California politician Omar Ahmad. And the best way to engage them on your pet issue is a handwritten letter. He shows why old-fashioned correspondence is more effective than email, phone or even writing a check, and breaks down the four simple steps to writing a letter that works. (Recorded at TED University 2010, February 2010 in Long Beach, CA. Duration: 6:08)

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