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Content Planning

Call to Action

Requirements

Crafting the Call to Action

Update

Requirements

Crafting the Update

Resources

Call to Action

Requirements

  1. The issue must have a valid editorial source, which can be cross-referenced through resources like these
  2. The issue must be pro-democracy, anti-trump
  3. The issue must have a high likelihood of increasing public & congressional action or awareness. Methods for validation:
  1. Sources already instructing people to make calls
  2. A journalist has reported on the issue
  1. There is concise messaging for the Congress member
  1. A specific action that they can take
  2. A response to something that has already happened

Crafting the Call to Action

  1. Have we already sent an issue within this subject?
  2. What is happening?
  3. Why should you care? How does affect people?
  4. What is the timing? When should people take action?
  5. What are the specific Calls to Action for which specific segments of Congress?
  1. Specific legislation to vote on, co-sponsor, or introduce
  2. Specific actions to take within a committee
  3. Support or oppose a nomination
  4. Make or oppose a rules change
  5. Make a public statement
  1. Use plain words, optimistic tone

Update

Requirements

  1. The update must have a valid source, which can be cross-referenced through available resources
  2. Something significant has happened, or an issue has come to some sort of final outcome

Crafting the Update

  1. Clear message on what happened
  2. Provide source
  3. Optimistic tone

Resources

Sources of information regarding government activity that inform the reality and repercussions of a bill or political issue.

Slack groups:

Action Alliance

Rise Stronger

Twitter accounts:

Celeste Pewter

Nick Decaro

Susan Rogan

Data and journalistic sources: 

ProPublica

GovTrack

New York Times

Washington Post

Sunlight Foundation