THE ACT AND WHY IT MATTERS
ACTION ITEMS TO SUPPORT: HR 1814, S. 879
1. CONTACT YOUR U.S. HOUSE REPRESENTATIVE AND U.S. SENATORS
Contact your U.S. House Representative and two U.S. Senators by emailing their Education Assistants. Use this contact list to find your House Members' or Senators' Education Assistant (the list is alphabetical by state, listing Senators then House members by district number). Copy the Education Assistants' email address and contact your House Member's and two U.S. Senators' Education Assistant with a personalized email, see sample email and phone scripts below. If you don't know your House member's name, use this link (just input your zip code) to find out.
Please Note: Some elected officials may have already co-sponsored this bill. Be sure to check where your members of Congress stand below before reaching out and take action accordingly. See directions below.
Co-Sponsors in the House of Representatives
Tom Cole [R-OK]
Rosa DeLauro [D-CT]
Earl Blumenauer [D-OR]
Co-Sponsors in the Senate
Chris Coons [D-DE]
John Cornyn [R-TX]
If Your Elected Officials Have Not Co-Sponsored the Bill
USE THIS TEMPLATE TO SEND THEM AN EMAIL:
USE THIS SCRIPT TO CALL:
If Your Elected Officials Have Co-Sponsored the Bill
USE THIS TEMPLATE TO SEND THEM A THANK YOU EMAIL:
USE USE THIS SCRIPT TO CALL TO SAY THANK YOU:
DEAR COLLEAGUE LETTER
Representatives DeLauro, Cole and Blumenauer have sent this "Dear Colleague" letter to all members of the U.S. House of Representatives, urging them to endorse and co-sponsor the Civics Secures Democracy Act [HR 1814].
Please attach this letter in your email communications to the Congressional staff you contact in support of the Bill.
2: SHOW YOUR SUPPORT ON SOCIAL MEDIA
SAMPLE TWEETS TO SHARE ON TWITTER:
The time is now to expand access to American history and civics.
Support the bipartisan Civics Secures Democracy Act: bit.ly/supportcivics
Join the bipartisan effort towards viable change in amplifying the new Civics Secures Democracy Act.
Take action for a more accessible American history and civics: bit.ly/supportcivics
Back Representatives @rosadelauro & @TomColeOK04 along with Senators @ChrisCoons & @JohnCornyn in their collective effort to gain support for the Civics Secures Democracy Act in each chamber: bit.ly/supportcivics
SAMPLE POSTS TO SHARE ON FACEBOOK:
Championing new legislation like the bipartisan Civics Secures Democracy Act is more important than ever.
Join me in supporting the future of American history and civics: bit.ly/supportcivics
The time is now to back a comprehensive push to improve our nation’s American history and civic education for all K-12 students.
I urge you to support the bipartisan Civics Secures Democracy Act as it is reintroduced in both the House and the Senate: bit.ly/supportcivics
The future of our constitutional democracy rests in the classrooms of today.
The Civics Secures Democracy Act will provide resources to states to support quality history and civic education. Join me in supporting this bipartisan bill: bit.ly/supportcivics
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