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Objective: Get as many people as possible to email targeted leaders in support of a bill or program.

Tactic: Email groups asking them to forward the info to their members.

 

Steps

 

1. Determine the legislation or issue to support. The links to forms for contacting Congress on each bill and issue are located here. When in doubt, we always need people contacting Congress in support of…

2. Draft an email template (examples below).

3. Research and start contacting groups, churches, professors, frats/sororities and just about anyone who can forward your email to a group of people. Don’t email multiple people at once. Only email one person at a time to make sure the email is personalized (Mr. Jones instead of To whom it may concern). Check your sent folder to make sure the email doesn’t have formatting issues occurring (different sized text).

Email Template 1: Food Aid Reform

 

Mr. Thomas,
I’m writing on behalf of The Borgen Project, a nonprofit that is working to bring political attention to severe poverty. I’m hoping you can forward this to members of Lambda Lambda Lambda. We’re currently trying to improve the way the United States assists those living in severe poverty and we’d love to have your members help on this issue.  The details are below and I appreciate your consideration.

The need: 45 emails in support of the Food Aid Reform sent to each Congressional leader in Louisiana.

Why this matters: Political offices tally how many calls, letters and emails they receive in support of each bill or program. Leaders and their staff use this info to determine how the leader should vote.

Two quick and easy ways to help: We need you… and we’ve made it incredibly simple for you to have an impact today.

  1. Visit this link and enter your address. Our system will automatically send the email to the Congressional leaders representing you. This only takes 30-seconds to do and has a huge impact.
  2. Mobilize friends and family to do likewise. Forward this email to anyone you think will care enough to take action.

That’s all there is to it! If you’re looking to get involved with The Borgen Project, information on national volunteer opportunities (writers and political team) is listed here and internships are listed here.

Thank you!
Sally Smith

Email Template 2: International Affairs Budget

 

Mr. Thomas,
I’m writing on behalf of The Borgen Project, a nonprofit that is working to bring political attention to severe poverty. I’m hoping you can forward this to members of Scranton Habitat for Humanity. We’re trying to build support for programs that impact the world’s poor. The details are below and I appreciate your consideration.

The need: 45 emails in support of the International Affairs Budget sent to each Congressional leader in Louisiana.

Why this matters: Political offices tally how many calls, letters and emails they receive in support of each bill or program. Leaders and their staff use this info to determine how the leader should vote.

2 quick and easy ways to help: We need you… and we’ve made it incredibly simple for you to have an impact today.

  1. Visit this link and enter your address. Our system will automatically send the email to the Congressional leaders representing you. This only takes 30-seconds to do and has a huge impact.
  2. Mobilize friends and family to do likewise. Forward this email to anyone you think who you think cares enough to take action.

That’s all there is to it! If you’re looking to get involved with The Borgen Project, information on national volunteer opportunities (writers and political team) is listed here and internships are listed here.

Thank you!
Sally Smith

 

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