Tips to making your action effective: be polite but firm (don’t yell or curse or get angry); give your name and where you are from; tell whoever answers the phone what your concern is and why; ask for the official position on your issue; and remember, the person answering the phone is not elected and is just doing his or her job.
Congress is considering a budget that will benefit those with the most power and money and hurt those with the least. Currently, our tax system is rigged to benefit corporations and the wealthy. Congress has an opportunity to work on creating jobs through expanding access to early childhood education, building and improving our infrastructure to make it “greener,” and much more. Please call your U.S. Representatives and U.S. Senators and tell them to make sure they are putting the vast majority of Americans over the wealthiest few and big corporate interests. Find information for those who represent you here.
- Most of us have noticed the wide temperature fluctuations in February and March that have caused early blooms and even killed off some of the vegetation that blooms before a frost. Find and call your City Councilor, Town Councilor, or Supervisor (if you are in a county) and ask them what they plan to do to protect your locality from climate change. What specific steps are they taking? Then, call your local school superintendent and find out when they plan to install solar panels on area schools to reduce costs and protect our environment.
- Register to vote! May 22 is the last day to register to vote in the June primaries this year!
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