Politicians keep track of e-mails and telephone calls as carefully as they do letters. A flood of phone calls or e-mails can get a politician's attention as quickly as a stack of mail. And it's easier for most people to call or e-mail than to write a letter.
Target the swing votes. Unless your supporters will call everyone, it's best to call those lawmakers who have not made up their minds.
Prepare a brief message. For example, "I hope you are supporting the proposed new park. It's very important for everyone in the city."
Prepare a leaflet telling supporters who and how to call or e-mail. It should tell people:
- The name, title, phone number, and e-mail address of the official.
- The message to deliver.