Volunteers across the country are joining EMPact America in our “Call Congress” campaign in support of H.R. 2417 – The SHIELD Act. Using the phone numbers listed on this web site, you can call Members of Congress and express your concern that everything that can be done to protect the grid is a top priority in this legislative cycle. You can call the offices of every Representative in Congress, even if you don’t live in their Congressional District.
We have prepared some short talking points you can use to call your Representative and Senators, which you can download here, and Representative Trent Franks prepared a one-page summary of main points of the Bill in this document. And you can download this set of sample scripts you can adapt to your own speaking style.
For the volunteers who are going the extra step and calling members of these key committees, here is a form you can use to keep track of the calls you’ve completed. Please summarize your call efforts on this form, and fax the completed forms back to EMPact America to let us know about your efforts, so that we can properly recognize the hard work you’re doing.