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This Heroic Constituent Sent Her Senator A Pizza When His Office Couldn't Take Her Message

By Margot Harris

Since Donald Trump's inauguration, millions of infuriated voters have been contacting their representation in congress to vent their frustrations with the new administration and to make clear their views on upcoming ballot initiatives and federal appointments. 

As a result, Capitol Hill has been inundated with snail mail, emails, calls, faxes, and carrier pigeons (probably not the last one) — and lines of communication are getting clogged. 

But one woman was determined to make her voice heard. 

Julia Silge, a concerned citizen from Salt Lake City, Utah, decided to try a different approach after she was unable to reach her senator by phone: pizza delivery.

The 38-year-old mother-of-three tweeted a photo of her GrubHub order to be delivered to senator Orrin Hatch's office: a pineapple and ham (Hawaiian) pizza, with a side of political activism. 

In the 'special instructions' box, Silge wrote:

From a Salt Lake constituent in 84105: Please vote NO on Betsy DeVos. She is an inappropriate choice to lead our public schools.

Even the pizza itself was a political statement. "It's a divisive, controversial choice, much like Betsy DeVos," she told The Salt Lake Tribune (this woman is a hero).