1. Find out whether your state representative and state senator signed on as supporters of the We the People Act.
Once you know who your elected officials are, check this list to see if they signed on as co-sponsors of the We the People Act.
2. If they were co-sponsors, thank them and urge them to make the We the People Act a priority.
Lawmakers sign their names onto many pieces of legislation. That is an important first step but does not guarantee that a bill moves forward and gets a vote. We need to keep the pressure on in order to ensure that the We the People Act is a top priority. This means calling, emailing, writing letters - whatever you can do. A letter to the editor of your local paper is especially effective. Start by thanking them; a bill that earns them public praise is much more likely to stay on their radar. After thanking them for co-sponsoring, make it clear to your elected officials that you want them to go to the mat for democracy!
If they are not co-sponsors, urge them to support the We the People Act.
As the bill moves through the legislative process, lawmakers can add their names to the existing list of supporters. If your representative or senator has not yet signed on as a champion of democracy, it's never too late to get them on board. Sometimes all it takes is hearing that a number of their constituents are interested in a piece of legislation.
3. Write a letter to the editor of your local paper.
Letters to the editor are a great way to raise public awareness of the We the People Act. Just think of how many people there are who understand that our democracy is in trouble but don't know there's a solution they can support. Your letter is the good news they've been waiting for. If your LTE gets published, let us know!
4. Contact us to volunteer!
Use the contact us page to let us know you're interested in being a part of the democracy movement here in Massachusetts. This website is created and maintained by local volunteers. As the We the People Act moves through the statehouse, we will be organizing events in support of the bill. Drop us a line, and we can let you know when there's a volunteer opportunity in your neck of the woods.