August 8th, 2016
Summer is a Great Time to Take Action at Home: Our Recess Action Kit:
With all 465 House seats and 34 Senate seats up for election, Representatives, Senators, and their political rivals will be in their home states to talk about important issues such as your local National Wildlife Refuge and the National Wildlife Refuge System. Good laws and adequate funding are essential for the Refuge System to thrive and members of the Friends community are the most qualified to communicate these issues to Congress.
Congress values your input and relies on constituents like you to inform them about how they can help their local refuges and the National Wildlife Refuge System. Your voice is one of the most powerful tools available to enhance the National Wildlife Refuge System. So don’t be afraid to use it!
We created a Recess Action Kit that contains valuable tools and resources to help you advocate for your local refuge and the entire National Wildlife Refuge System. Over the course of the next few weeks, we encourage you to schedule district office meetings with your member of Congress and invite them to your local National Wildlife Refuge.
Some of these resources include:
Lobbying 101 – The Basics
Dos and Don’ts for Friends During the Election Season
Appropriate Fact Sheets
Sample Letter to Your Lawmaker
Invite Your Lawmaker to Your Refuge
You can find, download and share all of the resources that we have developed on RefugeFriendsConnect.