WEDNESDAY – Write a letter to your State Senator or your local paper

Today, write a letter to your State Senator or a letter to the editor of your favorite newspaper! Lobby your electeds to vote for progressive legislation like voting reform, juvenile justice and education spending, or on any issues that matter to you: MTA fare hikes, free SUNY and CUNY tuition, ethics reform, the Millionaire Tax, and more.

If Simcha Felder is your State Senator, ask him why he’s so fond of plastic bags and pedestrian deaths. Of course, if you are unfortunate enough to live in an IDC district, don’t hesitate to let them know how you feel about their cabal with the Republicans. Or write a letter to your local paper about any of it. Feel free to be creative!

  1. If you haven’t already, read the info sheets on our three main campaign issues: Education Funding, Raise the Age, Voting Reform. Check out our Issues section for info on the other issues as well.
  2. Download templates to write letters to to your IDC Senator, to your Senator Simcha Felder, to your mainline Democratic Senator, to your GOP Senator, or to Letter to the Editor column of your local newspaper.
  3. Share your letters on social media and encourage your friends to write letters too.
  4. Write and send by email or regular mail.

This week is shaping up to be ACTION PACKED with demonstrations in many IDCF districts. Check out our new event page for details on the New Orleans jazz funeral march for all the bills that died in the Senate (Carlucci) and many more.

Would you like to plan a CREATIVE DEMONSTRATION In front of your Senator’s district office? Read our guide and let us know about your event!

Materials for Wednesday:


And remember – if you hear back from your representative, be sure to use our Clapbacks and Issue Info Sheets to hold your Senator accountable!

And get ready for our next actions…

THURSDAY – Telephone your State Senator (using our call script)

FRIDAY – Flyers and Fun (pass out info sheets at your grocery, farmer’s market, school pickup, etc)

Also, as you engage in direct actions, please take a minute to fill out our Action Response form — we’d like to know how everything goes!