DFW August Webinar: Congress Left DC. Time to Make Noise in the Media!
Congress left DC for the long August recess with no agreement on a Covid-19 supplemental spending bill. This has left millions of people in the US and around the world in dangerous predicaments. Governments and NGOs in low- and middle-income countries are struggling to mitigate the effects of Covid-19 on regular efforts to combat diseases, vaccinate children, provide basic maternal care, combat malnutrition, and provide basic education. Some are projecting that progress on global health could be set back 10-20 years.
We must publicly call on Congress and the Administration to do their job and pass a bill that addresses the needs of the people in the US and in partner countries. The best way to do this is by calling them to task in the media.
On the August DFW/RESULTs webinar we looked at the impacts of Covid-19 and how we can call on Congress to take action in the media. Writing a letter to the editor is pretty easy if you think about the parts:
- Hook (response to something in paper or reference to a topic most people would understand)
- Why it matters to you
- Call to action
There are some examples of letters in the slides from the webinar. RESULTS also makes it very easy to write a letter to the editor. Just go to this online action, edit the subject line and the sample letter, put in your address, hit send. Your letter will automatically be sent to nearby papers.
Congress and the Administration are not doing their jobs. We must let them know that we do not approve and call them in leadership.