Before, if you wanted to leave a message for the president, you could call up the White House switchboard.
There you could voice your grievances, worries, and praise by actually dialing a number and talking to someone, or at least someone who could connect you to the appropriate office.
But now, when calling the public lines to either leave comments or get connected to the switchboard, there is a different recorded message.
The comment line (that’s 202-456-1111 for anyone who wants to call) states in a recording that the “comments line is currently closed.” But that’s not all; instead, it urges the caller to send the president an online comment. At that point it gives you two options. Read more…