A democracy requires that constituents play an active role and voice their opinions to their elected officials. Today’s technology gives the American people many different avenues to comment, but not all forms of communication are treated equally. In a recent article, the New York Times unequivocally states that the best way to make your voice heard is through phone calls. Says the NYT, “It brings a legislative issue right to the top of the mind of a member… It makes it impossible to ignore for the whole staff. You don’t get a whole lot else done.”
One-on-one conversations give individuals direct influence over the issues their representatives are thinking about. And more calls have an even greater impact. “A large volume of calls on an issue could bring an office to a halt, sometimes spurring the legislator to put out a statement on his or her position.” To put it simply, e-mails and tweets may fill up an inbox, but a phone ringing off the hook is impossible for a politician to ignore.
Winning Connections specializes in high-volume, interactive call programs that mobilize thousands of supporters to act and speak on public issues. During each call, our highly-trained call center staff coaches each constituent on the talking points, having them tailor the message in their own voice, ensuring your message is heard loud and clear. Our research-based approach is the product of hundreds of patch-through programs and has helped organizations advocate for their causes in the most contentious legislative fights of the 21st Century.
Each and every American should play a part in shaping legislation. There is no better way to take part in the debate than a live call phone program.
That is why organizations need to make sure elected officials know that their constituents care about YOUR cause-and will hold officials accountable for their statements, actions, and votes.