Calling is the most effective way to get your voice heard. It’s quick, it’s easy – and it’s effective. Even if you speak to a staffer and not directly to the public official, your voice is counted. Representatives in Congress, legislators in St. Paul, the governor: they get reports on how many people call on each side of an issue.
The New York Times explained:
“Activists of all political stripes recommend calling legislators, not just emailing — and certainly not just venting on social media. Several lawmakers, along with those who work for them, said in interviews that Ms. Waite is right: A phone call from a constituent can, indeed, hold more weight than an email, and far outweighs a Facebook post or a tweet.” [Click here to read the whole article about effective ways to talk to legislators.]
How to call your reps when you have social anxiety is a great graphic for every activist, whether or not you have social anxiety. It’s a step-by-step guide for making those calls.
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