How do I make my elected officials aware that these issues are important and deserve attention and action?
If you live in the United States, a great way to start is to reach out to your local and state representatives and get active in local legislation. This website from Common Cause can help you identify your local representatives. You can write to your elected officials, attend Town Hall and City Council meetings, and even mobilize a group of like-minded thinkers to help you take your ideas to the next level.
Your U.S. Senators and Congressional Representative need and want to hear from you, too. Both the House of Representatives and Senate maintain websites that help you identify your delegation. Phone calls to their Washington, DC, and local offices are the most effective ways to share your message with them.
If you live outside of the United States, we encourage you to do something similar. Look for local and/or national advocacy groups to join and become active with. Identify and contact your local government officials to share your concerns. Attend public meetings to add your voice to the conversation and bring awareness to important issues. And, don’t forget your national leaders and elected officials — they work for you!
Remember, all it takes is one person to start a revolution!