Our local senate office reached out to Yara recently to set up a lobby meeting via Zoom. So many good relationship building things happened in that meeting that I wanted her to share it with you. Perhaps you can pick up a few tips from this high-school UNICEF group? Their experience shows us how human the senate staffers are as they grow and learn new ways of communicating with constituents during this age of COVID-19.
If you'd like to support Yara and her UNICEF team members, please call your senate office and say, "My name is ____ and my zip-code is _____. Please ask the senator to sign Senate Resolution 511 to support Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, to make sure children around the world have access to immunizations for measles, polio, and - eventually - COVID-19. Thank you."
|Yara (top center) facilitates the meeting with Senator Hawley's aides (top left and right)|
and her fellow UNICEF Club members.
|Letter boxes collected constituent letters at school and|
at an at-home letter writing event before
COVID-19 isolation started.
|These letters from the collection boxes were packaged |
together in a large envelope & mailed after the meeting.
I’m looking forward to another year of UNICEF Club when we return to school, with more advocacy actions to follow. If you feel ready to take action with us, I recommend visiting https://www.unicefusa.org/help/advocate to find some handy, customizable emails that will actually reach Congress in a timely manner!