We know how politically active many of our congregation members are. Move to Amend has asked us to inform our members of a call to action that they are putting out. If you are interested in helping out, we have included the entire email that they have sent.
This month we’re blitzing Congress urging support for the We the People Amendment when our representatives are in their home districts for the August Recess. Citizen Lobbyists across the country will be visiting their district offices urging House members to sign on as co-sponsors to House Joint Resolution 48, and Senate members to prepare to introduce the amendment next year.
Who are these We the People Lobbyists? Move to Amend supporters just like you. In fact, we NEED YOU to step up and join this campaign!
If you weren’t able to make the We the People Lobby Week Kickoff Conference Call last week, or if you want to go back and listen again, HERE is the recording (call starts at minute 16:23).
Here’s the Lobby Week campaign page with all of the handouts, scripts, talking points, tips, and packets referenced on the call:
This page is your central repository for all of the information you’ll need to take part. You’ll find general information about the campaign, what we’re up to, how to get started, and resources for every step along the way.
The first step is to fill out our Lobby Week 2016 Signup Form. This way we know who is planning to participate, and put you in touch with others in your area who are interested in taking part. Please fill this out even if you’re not 100% sure you’ll be participating.
After filling out the signup form, the next step is to schedule a meeting with your representative, which you should be planning to do ASAP! Don’t hesitate; there are phone and email scripts on the webpage to help you request a meeting with your representative.
The lobby week is coming up August 15-19th, so now is the time to reach out to request a meeting.
Once you have your meeting set, you can spend some time with our preparation materials. Browse through all of the resources that we have compiled to help you to be the most effective lobbyist for the We the People Amendment as possible.
We need four more co-sponsors before the end of the year to make our goal for 2016. And it certainly wouldn’t hurt to be ahead of the curve and pick up a few more than that. If you need help getting started just let us know on the Signup Form.
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