Advocacy & Activism
Staying involved and informed is the best way to make a difference in our community.
We know that calling and/or writing to our elected officials can really make a difference. They pay attention to what is important to constituents and they keep track of how many are in favor of or in opposition to a particular issue. We should never assume we know how they will vote. They need to hear from us because...
Democracy is NOT a spectator sport!
Here are some ways you can get involved.
W2D's "Postcard Activism"
At recent programs, we've distributed prepaid postcards to attendees who wish to participate, and ask them to write a postcard to local politicians and/or organizations regarding issues that we, as Democrats care about. So far, we've sent postcards to:
Practice "Postcard Activism" On Your Own!
If you were unable to attend the meeting and would like to send a postcard in support of HB 3391 DOWNLOAD the information which includes the contact information for the bill's sponsors and as well as other state legislators.
So far, our Postcard Activism has been a huge success and is very popular with our attendees.
Other Ways To Get Involved
Tips for Attending Town Hall Meetings
One of the most effective—and most underutilized—ways to communicate directly with Members of Congress is to attend their town hall meetings.
Members of Congress take to heart what they hear directly from constituents who make the effort to show up at a town hall meeting.
Members see attendees first and foremost as concerned voters.
In addition, the media often attends these meetings providing another opportunity to spread the message.
DOWNLOAD this handy flyer on the best way to be effective at town hall meetings.