Everyone gets a turn to speak, but what if no one is listening?
The White House comment line was shut down during the last week of the Obama administration, presumably as part of the transition of power. However, it has not yet been reinstated. The recorded message urges callers to instead reach out to the White House via Facebook.
Interestingly, the White House has not yet enabled Facebook Messenger.
In his first 5 days in office, President Trump has signed executive orders approving permits for the Dakota Access and Keystone Oil pipelines, rolled back the Affordable Care Act to the maximum extent permitted by law, withdrawn the US from all Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations, implemented a federal hiring freeze, and re-instituted the global gag rule on funding for any international organization that provides information (not performs, just provides information) on abortion.
He’s been so busy, he hasn’t found time to enable Facebook Messenger.
A pessimist may think that perhaps this President isn’t really interested in receiving feedback from his constituents.
Fear not, concerned citizens, you can still have your voices heard, as it is possible to access the White House switchboard by using a rotary phone.
To sum up, you can contact the White House in many ways — by smoke signal, large signs, or taking a time machine back to 1965 and using the heavy phone tethered to the wall in your grandma’s hallway.