On our social media, Blue Grizzlies will promote Daily Actions, to call, e-mail, or tweet your elected officials. Below is a basic phone script that you can follow. It is outlined as a School Board member, but it could easily be replaced with Senator, Congresswoman, Superintendent, Mayor, or Governor. Feel free to make it your own:
Staffer: School Board Member Nick's office, how can I help you?
Caller: Hi there, I’m a constituent of School Board Member Nick. I'm calling about an issue a deeply care about.
Staffer: I’m happy to take down any comments you may have. Can I ask for your name and address to verify you’re in the district?
Caller: Absolutely. [Gives name/address]. Can I ask who I’m speaking with?
Staffer: Yes, this is Marjory.
Caller: Thanks, Marjory! I’m calling to ask School Board Member Nick [TEXT FROM DAILY ACTION ITEM, i.e. "remove barriers to AP tests, and protect funding for a well-rounded education"].
Staffer: Well I really appreciate you calling and sharing your thoughts! I of course can’t speak for the School Board Member because I’m just a staff assistant, but I can tell you that I’ll pass your concerns on to her.
Caller: I appreciate that Marjory, but I don’t want you to just pass my concerns on. I would like to know what School Board Member Nick is doing to about this. This is something I care deeply about, and will affect my next vote. It is also part of the Blue Grizzlies "Freedom Schools" initiative, which I hope the School Board Member will endorse.
[If they stick with the “I’m just a staffer” line, ask them when a more senior staffer will get back to you with an answer to your question.]
Staffer: I’ll pass that on.
Caller: I have some links as well, is there an e-mail I can send the information to?
Staffer: Yes, you can e-mail us at ______.
Caller: Thank you. Have a wonderful day.
If they give it to you, take down the e-mail address, and send them the link from the Daily Action Item, and the link for http://BlueGrizzlies.com/