Do write lawmakers using your own personal computer, stationary and postage or union bought stationary and postage
Do distribute copies of AFGE flyers, action faxes, sample letters and other information to AFGE members before or after work "off the clock" and at local union meetings.
Do invite AFGE members and potential members to "off the clock" meetings. Ask participants to use union bought paper and pens to write a brief letter or fill out a fax to their member of Congress during the meeting. You can also pass around a personal or union cell-phone to permit members to call lawmakers right then.
Do, if a union official on official time and under the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement which allows such conduct, contact lawmakers.
Do under a collective bargaining agreement or based on past practices, use an agency's mail delivery, e-mail, inter- office phone or other communication system to advise employees of:
AFGE's position on certain legislation
the contents of specific legislative proposals
when Congress may mark-up a legislative proposal
when Congress may vote on a certain issue
when AFGE is to testify on a certain legislative issue