Houston Chronicle

Stop tweeting and help

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A letter to Rep. Crenshaw

Regarding “This is a Texas problem, not a clean energy problem,” (A13, Feb. 18): In a time of crisis, I have called your office over five times, asking what you are doing to help people of the 2nd Congressio­nal District of Texas, and yet to have a single phone call answered by a member of your staff, or a single call returned.

I woke up Tuesday morning, and it was 34 degrees in my apartment. And the first tweet I see from you begins, “(F)or all the sanctimoni­ous leftists who think …” How is pointing a finger across the political aisle useful to your constituen­ts? Do you think someone like me — who was freezing while wearing two layers of clothes, under three blankets, and not having much of anything to eat due to not being able to cook due to no electricit­y — cares about what you think about the left?

Sir, why is your Twitter feed not filled with useful informatio­n like where people can find warming centers or where to find a warm meal? This is the informatio­n we, your constituen­ts, need. We need informatio­n on what is going on with electricit­y. Many of us were without TV or radio due to the power outage and are relying on informatio­n we find online through our phones, and the place we go to is Twitter.

Randall May, Houston

 ?? Yi-Chin Lee / Staff photograph­er ?? U.S. Rep. Dan Crenshaw arrives at a news conference Feb. 2 after a meeting with Texas oil and gas workers to talk about energy policies.
Yi-Chin Lee / Staff photograph­er U.S. Rep. Dan Crenshaw arrives at a news conference Feb. 2 after a meeting with Texas oil and gas workers to talk about energy policies.

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