Monthly Archives: February 2019

Write Your Legislators

Letters and emails are a very useful advocacy tactic. Most of time, legislators staff will be the ones who are answering when constituents write. The amount of mail a legislator gets on a certain issue can help determine its importance…

Meet Your Legislators

Meeting your legislators in person is an effective way to talk to them about what matters to you. Tips for meeting with your legislator: 1. Schedule your meeting: Email, mail, or call your legislator to request a meeting. When you…

Research Your Legislators

Establishing relationships with your elected officials is a vital part of creating long lasting change. In order to do so, it’s important to do some initial research. The California legislature’s websites are a valuable resource for information on your legislators…

Call Your Legislators

Calling is one of the most effective ways to contact your legislators. As with any other meeting or communication with your legislator, politeness is key. Remember to include the following things in your message: 1. Who you’re calling: You’ll need…

Free the Vote for Californians on Parole (ACA 6)

Our democracy is rooted in the idea that everyone’s voice matters. But right now, nearly 50,000 Californians on parole are unable to vote in local, state, or federal elections. Voter suppression tactics consistently exclude Black and Brown people from our…