Rapid Response exists for people who want to take action on social and environmental issues.
The Rapid Response team exists to:
As action alerts and legislative bulletins come in from various sources, we will send you information.
Then you can choose to write, call, or e-mail your legislator and local media to express your opinion. That’s all there is to it! You participate whenever you want and as frequently as you want. (Find out the difference between advocacy and lobbying.)
To find out how to contact your governmental representatives or to view the status of legislation, visit thomas.loc.gov.
By joining, you will receive periodic updates about actions you can take in response to legislative action. The link below will open a new window for you to sign up. After you have submitted your name and e-mail address, simply close that window and you will return to this page.
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Contact Ron Degges at (317) 713-2684.
Have you ever wondered what you can do as advocates without jeopardizing the non-profit status of your church? The short answer is as follows. Advocacy, educating people about candidates or legislation, is fine. Educating elected officials on issues falls under the category of advocacy, not lobbying. Lobbying, that is, endorsing a candidate or a particular piece of legislation, crosses the line. A non-profit can only conduct a certain percentage of its budget and time for lobbying.
To learn more, read The Real Rules: Congregations and IRS Guidelines On Advocacy, Lobbying, and Elections, a resource published by the Unitarians.