Keep Doing What You're Doing, Because It's Awesome
Hey! We get it. It's nuts out there. It can be enough to make you want to stop reading the news. Which is totally OK. If you need to dip into the news less frequently, here, here, and here are some great podcasts we love.
We're here to say THANK YOU for being engaged, for supporting each other and your own future, and for supporting us. Your grassroots energy is a wonder to behold. This is a scary time, but also an exciting one that brings the possibility for real change.
A survey by the Congressional Management Foundation over the last 10 years laid out some facts you are learning firsthand:
Direct constituent interactions have more influence on lawmakers' decisions than other advocacy strategies.
When asked what groups should do more of to build relationships with the office, 79% of Congressional staff surveyed said "meet or get to know the Legislative Assistant with jurisdiction over their issue area."
Americans all over the country are taking action in unprecedented numbers. More than 5,000 grassroots groups have emerged since the election. The biggest win here is people are speaking for themselves.
Whether it's been a day or a month since you were able to make a phone call, your being on this email list is making a difference. It's a marathon, not a sprint, and we couldn't do it without you. Keep doing good work.