During the holiday season, public officials won't be listening much. No urgent action alerts are underway. However, you might have more time to spread the word, to write or network with your friends. So here are two things you can do right now to help PROTECT. We'll have more ways to help early in the new year!
1. Write a holiday notecard of encouragement
Write an old-fashioned letter (or notecard!) to Rep. John Carter in Texas, thanking him for working with PROTECT and sharing encouragement to keep up his fight to get the full $20 million for child rescue into the Homeland Security spending bill, when Congress returns to work in January. One written letter is worth a thousand emails, and just think how much a positive word can mean when you're a member of an organization with a 15% approval rating! Please also thank him for working together on a bipartisan basis with Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
If you'd like more background on what Rep. Carter is doing, read the opinion column, "Real Homeland Security." We recommend you mail Rep. Carter at his district office in Texas:
Rep. John Carter
1717 North IH 35
Round Rock, TX 78664
If you'd like to keep going, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz also deserves big thanks and encouragement for her crucial role in pushing this $20 million measure:
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz
118 Cannon H.O.B.
Washington, DC 20515
2. Spread the word on social media
We would appreciate it if you could spread the word on social media about PROTECT's new website, or something on it that you believe will be of interest to your friends and family. Don't forget our Facebook and Twitter pages.
We'll be back with more actions you can take in early January. THANK YOU!