What impact will my call have?
Phone calls are one of the best and quickest ways to be heard. At first, expressing support for Dreamers in an email, letter, or Facebook post seems like an advocacy win-win: quick and less intimidating than picking up the phone, and easier for your legislator’s staff to process. However, those forms of advocacy require more tedious staffer work and security protocols, meaning a longer timeline (sometimes weeks!) for your message to be heard by your Member of Congress. If we’re talking bang for your advocacy buck, a phone call is an immediate and effective way to tell your Members of Congress that you want them to protect Dreamers and pass a Dream Act now.
You have the power to elect your Members of Congress and make sure they represent your values and interests. Your Representatives run for office every 2 years, and your Senators run for office every six years. Your Members of Congress want to have a positive impact and believe deeply in representing the values and interests of their constituents. They need to hear from you loud and clear – and frequently – to keep your interests a priority. Ever heard the saying, the squeaky wheel gets the grease? Be the squeaky wheel.