Find out what your Senators & Representatives have
been doing with legislation You can look up a specific House
or Senate bill and research a variety of legislation. You can also
look to see what bills YOUR elected officials have sponsored or
your elected officials. You can look up all your elected officials,
from Federal to local and state. It also provides an easy way to
write to your elected officials.
on dealing with elected officials.
OTHER SAMPLES AND RESOURCES
The law says you have a right to know what your government does.
You can write a Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) letter to find
out information on your building or project. Get a Sample
FOIA letter to see what to include to get the information you
want! We have more than one example?
Need to get your information out in a different language?
TIP: Try to make petitions, position papers and
flyers available in the languages that are spoken in your building
or development. Get bilingual residents involved or you can try
Flyer #1 --This flyer was for the 2002 International Save
our Homes Day Rally in Boston.
- Sample Flyer
#2 --This flyer is for an established Tenants Association
holding a meeting with guest speakers and contains other information
and updates for Tenants.
- Sample Flyer
#3 --This flyer is for a group when it was still forming.
It calls tenants to action to asses the implications of having
their building sold.
Invitational Letter --Invite your Congressional Representative
to your Rally. You can use this sample to help you compose a letter
to your Representative to invite them to your event.
- Senator Invitation
Letter --Invite your Senator too! This is a letter that was
sent to Senators to invite them to the International Tenants Day
Rally in Boston.
Send a Press Relase
about your cause or event. You can even send out a press release
communities of the US and abroad
Write a letter
to the editor to many newspapers at once. Also has great tips
for writing those letters. This site should be visited from a non-public
computer (for example your home or office as opposed to the computer
at the library, computer center or coffee bar) as it does require
you to use an email program to send those letters. Instructions
are provided so don't be nervous, and Start Spreading the News!
Be sure to write a formal Thank You Letter to any
elected official whenever they have attended an event or been helpful
to you. You should also write a thank you letter if a you found
a staff person helpful and highlight how that staff person was helpful
to you. It's not just good manners but help foster a good relationship
beneficial to you both.
Don't forget to invite the media to your rally! Have
media packets with a press release containing the purpose of the
Rally and any documentation for your claims, (if necessary) ready
for any reporters that do come. You can also add copies of any speeches
made if those are available. And don't forget to have volunteers
available to speak to the media!