Now is our chance to make our voice heard to legislators on strengthening the climate bill. Contact our Climate Campaign Coordinator Rose Braz at firstname.lastname@example.org or (415) 436-9682, ext. 319, and let her know you want to help. She'll give you talking points and details on how to meet with your senator's staff and urge the passage of the bill we need to avoid catastrophic global warming.
Then check out these tips for meeting with your senator:
Make an appointment and try to meet with your representative rather than a staff person. Call your senator’s district office and ask to speak with the scheduler. Identify yourself and your organization, if any, as being in the district and representing a specific number of the senator’s constituents. Let the office know you want to discuss the climate change bill now in the Senate, particularly to urge your senator to save the Clean Air Act. Make it clear how many people will attend the meeting. We can help you identify your senator.
Try to anticipate questions. Anticipate your senator’s concerns or questions and be ready to answer some of them. We think the materials provided will help you answer most questions, but if you can’t answer a question, let your senator know you'll get back to her or him with an answer. Be sure to follow up after the meeting with the information.
Don’t be intimidated. Meeting your senator can sometimes be intimidating. Try not to let it. It's important for your senator to know what you think. Remember, he or she represents you.
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