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they never hear from you, then
they won't know what matters to
you or your community, nor will
they feel any political pressure to
take action on your behalf.
Here's an example of how passionate people united can make a
difference: more than 500 NRPA
advocates sent thousands of letters, tweets and phone calls to
Congress in support of the Land
and Water Conservation Fund, a
federal grant program that champions the protection of federal
public lands and waters. Efforts
led to this critical environmental
protection program becoming
law, securing public access and
improving recreational opportunities for local communities - a
feat 50 years in the making.

How Can I Get Involved?

this committee; I want you to
visit my local park].
*	 I firmly believe that [reason: this
legislation would help/harm my
community; your committee can
do X, Y, Z; our local park is the
best in the country].
*	 How can I stay in touch with
your office on these issues?
*	 Thank you for your time.
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" PARKS " to 52886 and join our
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deserves a great park. Let's work together to make that a reality.

The first step to taking action is getting
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tell them what issues matter to you:
send an email, call their office or message them on social media.
Every time a constituent contacts
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members track and record that information. If enough people raise
an issue, legislators pay attention.
If you're not sure what to say,
feel free to use this sample script:
*	 Hi, my name is [your name] and
I'm a constituent of [elected official]. I live in [town name].
*	 I'm contacting you today because [reason: you support/oppose this legislation; you're on

Dan McCarthy is NRPA's Advocacy Manager
(dmccarthy@nrpa.org).

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https://ezine.nrpa.org/nrpa/ParksRecreationMagazine/july-2022
https://ezine.nrpa.org/nrpa/ParksRecreationMagazine/june-2022
https://ezine.nrpa.org/nrpa/ParksRecreationMagazine/may-2022
https://ezine.nrpa.org/nrpa/ParksRecreationMagazine/april-2022
https://ezine.nrpa.org/nrpa/ParksRecreationMagazine/march-2022
https://ezine.nrpa.org/nrpa/ParksRecreationMagazine/february-2022
https://ezine.nrpa.org/nrpa/ParksRecreationMagazine/january-2022
https://ezine.nrpa.org/nrpa/ParksRecreationMagazine/december-2021
https://ezine.nrpa.org/nrpa/ParksRecreationMagazine/november-2021
https://ezine.nrpa.org/nrpa/ParksRecreationMagazine/october-2021
https://ezine.nrpa.org/nrpa/ParksRecreationMagazine/september-2021
https://ezine.nrpa.org/nrpa/ParksRecreationMagazine/august-2021
https://ezine.nrpa.org/nrpa/ParksRecreationMagazine/july-2021
https://ezine.nrpa.org/nrpa/ParksRecreationMagazine/june-2021
https://ezine.nrpa.org/nrpa/ParksRecreationMagazine/may-2021
https://ezine.nrpa.org/nrpa/ParksRecreationMagazine/april-2021
https://ezine.nrpa.org/nrpa/ParksRecreationMagazine/march-2021
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