• Do visit lawmakers while on leave
  • 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

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