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Hi <<First Name>>,

As a precautionary measure, the groups organizing letter-writing events in Montgomery County have canceled this week's events. There have been no new cases in the county, but suspending these events now means we're doing our part to slow the spread of the disease in our community.

We are working on ways to make sure folks who want to are still able to write letters, and we will send that information along as soon as possible.

In the meantime, there is still work we can do!
  1. Call on Democrats in the House and Senate to make sure scientists and public health officials are leading the way on the federal coronavirus response! Scripts below.

  2. Washing your hands is important for stopping the spread of coronavirus, but it is sometimes tedious. So for a bit of whimsy and to change things up, try out washyourlyrics.com/. Type in your favorite song and artist, and the site will produce an infographic indicating how much of the song you have to sing to wash your hands completely.

  3. Did you miss yesterday's newsletter? We've had some issues recently with the message being sent to spam/junk or hidden in a Promotions tab. Or find it here!
Thank you and good luck!

Chris Pickett

Sen. Cardin

D.C. office: 202.224.4524
Can't get through? Try a regional office. Numbers here.
Still can't get through? Send an email.
 

Sen. Van Hollen

D.C. office: 202.224.4654
Can't get through? Try a regional office. Numbers here.
Still can't get through? Send an email.

Not sure who your representative is? Go to this page and put in your zip code in the top right box that says "Find your representative."
 

Rep. Sarbanes (district 3)

D.C. office: 202.225.4016
Can't get through? Try a regional office. Numbers on the bottom of the page.
Still can't get through? Send an email.
 

Rep. Trone (district 6)

D.C. office: 202.225.2721
Can't get through? Try a regional office. Numbers here.
Still can't get through? Send an email.
 

Rep. Raskin (district 8)

D.C. office: 202.225.5341
Can't get through? Try a regional office. Numbers here.
Still can't get through? Send an email.
Below is our script for the week. Not everyone likes to read from the script, and that's OK! For those not adhering closely to it, the underlined parts are some key points that you should try to work into your discussion.

Remember!
  • Always say your name and the city and zip code you are calling from.
  • Discuss one issue per phone call or email. If you want to discuss multiple issues, it's best to make multiple calls/emails.
  • If you get a busy signal, that means your colleagues are doing a good job of sending our message. Try to call back later, call a different day, or send an email.
Script
Step 1: Hi, I'm [NAME] and I live in [ZIP CODE]. I'm part of Indivisible Montgomery and I'd like to leave a message.

Step 2: For the best possible outcome, we need scientists and public health officials leading the federal response to the coronavirus outbreak. The White House is not a trusted source of information or comfort. Will the [Congressman/Senator] speak out publicly about the need for the White House to get out of the way of those who know how to best respond to this serious situation?
After-hours activism
Some of you aren't able to make phone calls or send emails during the workday. That's fine! You can still make your voice heard either by calling the office and leaving a voice message or by sending an email. These are still effective ways to get our point across, and you should take the time to do it!

Federal employees
If you are a federal employee, you still have the right to make your voice heard as a constituent. However, there are a few restrictions you need to pay attention to. This article has some helpful information on how to be an activist while being a federal employee. You are part of an important constituency with an important viewpoint. Exercise your rights to make your voice heard!
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