4 Minutes: Call Your Senators and Representatives (If in the US)
The ACLU is making it extremely easy to contact your senators on the phone, which most political insiders say is much more effective than writing a letter or email.
Simply use this online tool from the ACLU to input your phone number and zip code and your phone will ring, connecting you to your senator's office. Tell the staffer who picks up how you feel about the policy and push for your representative to support legislation to end it — or thank them for doing so. The ACLU has provided this sample script if you want clear guidance on what to say.
We tested out the tool and found it took us just under four minutes to click on the ACLU's website, be connected on the phone, wait on hold, and speak to a staffer in our senator's office.