Calling or meeting with your senator or member of Congress is a highly effective tactic for making your views known and influencing how your elected representative votes . If you’ve been engaged throughout this election season, you’ve probably been asked to call your senators and Congress members. But when many people call their elected officials in a short period of time around a common issue, it amplifies the demands and multiplies the power of advocates and volunteers like you!
We know this from our experience making calls, but also from Congressional insiders. Check this out:
But, the most effective thing is to actually call them on the phone. At their district (state) office. They have to talk to you there.
— Emily Ellsworth (@editoremilye) November 12, 2016
Once you’ve made your calls to elected officials, help others to do so too!
At Food & Water Watch, we use a unique interactive tool called ‘Callfire’ to enable volunteers who want to do more. With Callfire, you can connect with other concerned individuals and urge them to call their members of Congress. This tool is easy to use and highly effective in expanding our grassroots power.
As ever more troubling developments emanate from the White House, it is easy to feel afraid and discouraged. Trump has wasted no time waging a war against our democracy and environment. His administration has deleted the climate change section of the White House website, made plans to gut the EPA, and made moves to approve the Keystone and Dakota Access pipelines. We know we’ll have our work cut out for us in the weeks, months and years to come. Stick with us; we’re up for this fight and we won’t quit.
This week, we are urgently working to block Scott Pruitt, Trump's terrible pick to head the EPA — and other unqualified, unacceptable nominees.
In our Callfire tool, we have lists of Food & Water Watch supporters in key states across the country whose senators represent key committee votes on Trump's nominees. If you use this tool, we'll get you set up to contact people in those states to get more local calls into their senators. And trust us, if you’re hesitant about making calls, these couldn’t get any easier. So many people are ready and willing to take action to oppose Trump’s dangerous agenda — we just need you to ask them!
It’s easy, and fun, and you can even host a party of friends to all do it together. All you need is your computer and a phone.
Sign up here and we’ll send you a recorded training to easily get set up and start making calls today!