Some families will want to get a little more involved. A great way to do that is to call your representatives!
To find out who your representatives are go enter your address here.
How to call your representatives:
1. When calling the DC office, ask for the Staff member in charge of whatever you’re calling about (“Hi, I’d like to speak with the staffer in charge of Healthcare, please”)
Give them your zip code. They won’t always ask for it, but make sure you give it to them, so they can mark it down.
2. If you can, make it personal.
3. Pick 1-2 specific things per day to focus on. Ideally something that will be voted on/taken up in the next few days, but it doesn’t really matter – even if there’s not a vote coming up in the next week, call anyway. It’s important that they just keep getting calls.
4. Be clear on what you want – “I’m disappointed that the Senator…” or “I want to thank the Senator for their vote on…” or “I want the Senator to know that voting in _____ way is the wrong decision for our state because…” Don’t leave any ambiguity.
Don’t know what to talk about?
Find out what’s going on in the government right now, check out: https://www.countable.us/
We are using the Indivisible Guide written by Congressional staffers to advise on now to constructively communicate with elected representatives: https://www.indivisibleguide.com/