Volunteer for a Political Campaign
If your attempts to influence your member of congress have more or less fallen on deaf ears, you may want to try helping another candidate get elected who is a supporter of the Environmental Protection Agency.
Here are a couple steps to take to get involved in Political Campaigns:
1. Do your research
Elections for all 435 members of congress, and 33 out of the 100 Senate seats, will take place on November 6th, 2018. Before deciding how to volunteer, research which candidates have already announced their intention to run for office and try to find out what their stance is on the EPA budget. Normally, at the early stages of elections, there are many opportunities to communicate with the candidate and learn about his or her stance on issues.
2. Reach out to the local political party.
Political parties play a large role in elections, especially before primary elections. You can find the contact information for local political party groups online and reach out to let them know you are interested in getting involved. You can speak to party officials about the EPA, attend meetings and events in your local area, volunteer to help raise money for candidates, or attend town halls and ask questions about potential candidates stances on the Environmental Protection Agency.
3. Sign up to volunteer
If you have found a candidate you feel would be a champion for the environment, reach out to their volunteer coordinator of the main contact information on the website. Campaigns for congress are typically very responsive to individuals who are willing to volunteer their time to help get their candidate elected. Some activities they might ask you to do are:
Canvasing: Go door-to-door in your district and let people know about the candidate and why they should vote for him or her
Phone Banks: Calling potential voters in the district and asking them to vote for your candidate
Yard Signs: Delivering yard signs to supporters to post in their yard and let neighbors know that they support your candidate
Host a Meet and Greet: You can organize a "Meet and Greet" at your church, neighborhood, local coffee shop, neighborhood park or playground, or at your house where the candidate can meet local residents and let them know why they running and their policy positions.
Drive the candidate: Campaigns always need help with transportation and you could provide your help free of charge