When getting involved in activism, there are some best practices to keep in mind. We have compiled a guide to help get you started whether you’re a part of a group or an individual activist.
How to Write a Letter to Congress
Have you ever watched the news only to be frustrated with something your Senator said during an interview? This situation presents an excellent opportunity to express your voice to your elected official. A letter to Congress can be written to federal, state, and even local representatives.
How to Write a Letter to the Editor
A letter to the editor is a short letter to a local newspaper or publication that gives your opinion on an issue or concern and calls on your lawmakers or fellow community members to take action.
Attend a Town Hall
Attending town hall meetings is a great way to ask Members of Congress questions face-to-face. It is critical that we are visible and vocal, so we can hold our representatives accountable for their votes. We hold them accountable at the ballot box and at town halls
Attend a School Board or City Council Meeting
Many political decisions are made at the local level. It is critical that ACT for America has a presence at city council and school board meetings. Our elected representatives need to see that we are visible and vocal.
Conduct a Voter Registration
Helping register voters is an important part exercising our Constitutional right to vote. ACT For America has been able to pass bills on both the federal and state levels. Registering to vote is the best way for a citizen’s voice to be heard.
Host a Recruitment Drive
Holding a tabling event allows like-minded individuals to hear about ACT for America and the issues that we support. To grow our organization, and our voter base, we must reach out to new people and talk to them about our core issues.
Host a Back the Blue Appreciation Event
At ACT for America strongly supports our men and women in blue. Police and law enforcement officials are laying it all on the line, day after day, to ensure the public is protected from threats both abroad, as well as within. We must be visible and vocal in our communities showing our support in backing the blue.
Host a 9/11 Memorial Event
Not even two decades after 9/11 and it seems like America has forgotten about the terrorist attack that forever changed our country. In order to never forget, we must continue reminding people -- and the next generation -- about the imminent threat that terrorism still poses to our country.
Organize a Letter to the Editor Campaign
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Organize a Community Service Event
While ACT for America is the largest grassroots national security organization in the country, we recognize the importance of giving back to our local communities. Here are some community service projects you can do as a group to improve the quality of life in your area.
Host a Movie Screening
Movie screenings can be used to not only educate ACT for America members, but to also present our issues to people who are unfamiliar with the work that our organization does. When hosting a movie screening, you want to make sure there is some sort of activism item people can do after the movie and that you are inviting new people.