To Influence Laws, Regulations and Policy.
Sign a Petition: Whether on line or in person, signing a petition adds to the weight behind stopping or supporting an action that can make a difference. It’s a way to take action . . . Right Now!
Make a Call: Calling an agency or political representative’s office at a crucial time is a way to make them aware of the level of and bases for concern. Just go check their webpage for their local or national office where your message will be taken by their staff or a recording. Be clear what the issue you are addressing is and your position on it.
Submit a Comment: Watch for opportunities to comment on line, by mail, or in person at a hearing when proposals such as for fossil fuel export terminals are at stake. Go to Public Comment Periods for current opportunities and information.
Write to Congress:
- Email your comments to your US Member of Congress on a climate issue.
Write a Letter:
- Submit a Letter to the Editor of a city or neighborhood newspaper. Be sure to adhere to their guidelines and procedures for publishable articles. Don’t be discouraged if your letter isn’t published as it may have helped another letter on the same subject get published.
- Submit a letter to your federal or state representatives or your city council, your mayor, or other agency on a topic or legislation within their jurisdiction. Find the names and addresses on the websites of the particular level of government. You can find our example of a letter to a representative from one of our interns here. Or you can check out this example from Citizens’ Climate, advocating for a carbon fee and dividend:
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