One of the most powerful ways to make your voice heard is through contacting local elected officials. When done as a group, a flood of letters to particular office showcases popular opinion and support around an issue.
With the rising number of COVID-19 cases locally, we want to focus our Letters to Locals Team on the issue of a county mask mandate.
Our plan is to schedule out groups of writers to mail letters on specific days. That way the mayor receives a steady stream of letters all in favor of a mask mandate.
We’ll provide notes and examples to make it as easy as possible for you to write your letter.
If you’d like to join in this effort, let us know by signing up!
Is writing a letter more effective than emailing?
At the local level, yes! 30 emails in an inbox feels different to a person compared to 30 envelopes sitting on their desk. The visual part of written letters is important.
Plus you’ll be helping to save our USPS, an organization that’s vital to our democracy.
Can’t I just write a letter by myself?
Sure! But when done in a group on specific days, your one letter joins with others to make for a bigger impact.
Will this letter campaign actually work?
Nothing’s guaranteed, especially in local politics. And as much as it shouldn’t be, the pandemic has become politicized. But we’ve found these campaigns to be one of the most effective ways at voicing local public opinion.