Nebraska Farm Bureau is ready for a busy season for Action Alerts at the both the federal and state level.
“Now more than event, it’s important members to engage and advocate by sending emails and texts to policymakers,” said Craig Head, chief advocacy officer. “Luckily, Nebraska Farm Bureau has made it easy for members to sign comments and Action Alerts with just a couple clicks.”
Advocacy is about quality, not quantity. Action Alerts will come with pre-loaded text to deliver a message, and you are encouraged to add your own story. Your passion told through a personal story will spread quickly and influence policy makers.
“Members can have an impact because they put a “face” on the issue. Stories connect the dots for officials and not surprisingly, those stories are likely to be remembered by legislators far longer than facts and figures,” said Head.
TOP TIPS: Taking the time to answer an Action Alert isn’t hard. But you can make the process even easier and have more impact by using a few tips and tricks.
1) Sign Up for Text Messages
NEFB’s new advocacy platform makes it easy to respond to Action Alerts, and it’s even more accessible from your phone. With just a few clicks, you can respond to a text message call to action and have your comment fired off to D.C. or Lincoln. You can sign up for text alerts here.
2) Spouses Count Too!
There’s more than one voter in your household, so you can send more than one comment. Forward Action Alerts to your spouse, or sign one for yourself, and then sign one for them too.
3) Share on Social Media
The system will allow you to share an Action Alert on social media. Don’t miss this step. It’s a great way to engage your network and boost the number of respondents.
4) Draft a Quick Email
Just forward your Action Alert email with a note asking folks to participate. Respondents don’t have to be members!
5) Create a Text Group
Save a group text with people you know will want to participate in Action Alerts. Then you can forward your Action Alert text to the group when it arrives.
We need farmers and ranchers from across the state to stand up for agricultural policies. Whether you are a leader or just getting started in Farm Bureau, you can raise your voice to influence policies impacting agriculture. Learn all the ways you can engage and increase your effectiveness as a champion advocate for agriculture.