Bailout Bill Causes Mass E-Mailing

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The recently proposed Wall Street bailout bill caused quite a stir this week — and the commotion wasn’t just about its contents!

IT staffers at the House of Representatives have been working around the clock to handle the flurry of e-mails that resulted when the general public was urged to send comments to representatives regarding the bill.

The surge in traffic caused the entire system to clog up, and many citizens likely stumbled upon a busy signal when trying to route their e-mail to the appropriate legislators.

In the future, when citizens are trying to make their voices heard, how can a similar occurrence be prevented?

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