OK, it's March 12th. Nancy Boyda has gone on and on about constituent services. Let's examine.
Beyond a newspaper article claiming she was serving constituents, there's not much evidence. I don't know about you, but I hear Boyda isn't responding to constituent inquiries in anywhere near a timely fashion yet - a real let down if this is her number one priority. Could be the staffing issues we've been hearing about.
That's pretty much a hearsay reason. Let's look at a piece of hard evidence.
Nancy Boyda still has the cookie cutter website the House of Representatives automatically provides to new members of congress.
Here's a constituent letter Nancy can answer:
I went to your official website the other day. I tried to look around for your positions on the ongoing issues of the day. Not there. I tried to find your press releases and other newsworthy items. Not there either. There is a nice picture of your office building in Washington, DC though.
A truly constituent services-friendly member of congress would have a good website up by now. It has been 4 months since you were elected. I set up a website for my small business in about 2 days and it cost me about $150 (including hosting for the year). You have a bigger budget than I do, a bigger staff, and your share of opinions (though they change often, so you may want to keep someone on staff to update the site constantly) so I'm not sure what your excuse is exactly. But, I'm sure you'll come up with one.
An Un-Served Constituent
Dedicated to the proposition that Nancy Boyda is a one termer.