MAKING YOUR CALL GUIDE
Here are some pointers for your call.
My name is [FIRST AND LAST NAME], and I’m a constituent from [CITY]. I want [NAME OF LAWMAKER] to hear from me that voters should pick our leaders, not the other way around. [NAME OF LAWMAKER] should stop rigging the redistricting process, and stop drawing districts to serve his interests instead of our communities’ needs.
No one knows our communities more than the people who live there which is why district lines should keep our counties whole. [SHARE A STORY OR EXAMPLE OF WHY THIS MATTERS TO YOU]
Once again, my name is [FIRST AND LAST NAME]. I would like to receive a response back, and I can be reached at [PHONE NUMBER AND/OR EMAIL].
[PRESS * (START KEY) TO GET CONNECTED TO THE NEXT LAWMAKER'S OFFICE].
- Introduce yourself and let them know you're a Tennessee voter.
- Share why fair representation and keeping TN whole is important to you.
- Connect to your values. Why is an unfair process that undermines fair representation against your values.
- Ask for a commitment to keep our communities whole, and to focus on delivering what our schools and families need instead of rigging the system for their own political gain.
Let us know who you spoke with and what you heard. It helps us adjust our strategy as we learn what you learn from these important conversations. Thank you!