It’s not too late to call your reps!
I think it’s safe to say that Members of Congress got a few more calls than normal yesterday! Thank you to everyone who participated!
BUT, if you didn’t get a chance to call your senators and representative yesterday, it’s not too late! Go ahead and call them today. What matters is that they hear, from as many people as possible, the same message– a hearty “thank you” for supporting the LRA Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act and a strong show of constituent support for the President’s decision to send advisers to central Africa.
If you’ve already called in your support, then take it to the next level and reach out to them via Facebook or Twitter. And don’t forget to encourage your family and friends to make calls, too.
Gaby Peguero lives in Virginia, and she made a phone call yesterday to her member of Congress, Rep. Bob Goodlatte. This is what she wrote to Resolve about her experience:
In a call to the office of Representative Goodlatte, I shared my gratitude for his support of the LRA Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act. The staffer on the other line responded by saying, ‘Wow! Thank you so much for letting us know. I will be sure to pass that on to him. We hardly ever receive any thank you calls….This means so much.’ It sounded like she was shocked to receive such a call, and she continued to express her thankfulness for it. I let her know that I wasn’t the only one who was thankful. There are quite a few other VERY happy constituents.”
See? Your congressmen want to hear from you. And your “thank you” will be a welcome change from the usual calls they get.