Wednesday, March 21, 2012
"THE WHITE SLIP PROTEST"
inspired by Sharyn Hebert's Red Card Initiative
Since many of us are unable to be at the Capitol this week due to LEAP testing, here's your chance to show your visual PROTEST for House Bills 974 & 976! You may have heard of the Red Card Initiative created by Sharyn Hebert. We thought the idea was so fantastic that we decided to expand upon the concept.
Now that the debate is headed to the house floor, white slips are used to write notes to representatives to voice opinions about debated legislation. We've downloaded those white slips for you to fill out and return to us so we can show representatives just how many individuals are in opposition to these bills. Follow the instructions provided below:
Step 1: Click here to download the PDF of the House Message Slip.
Step 2: Click the following link to compile contact information on your representative: http://legis.la.gov/district/zipcode.asp
Step 3: Click here to view the attached House of Representatives Seating chart and place the seat number of your representative in the blank provided at the top right hand corner of the House Message Slip.
Step 4: Fill out the highlighted fields on the PDF form, including your representative, your name and a personal message. *Please note all of the information entered with the exception of any personal messages, will duplicate on both forms.
Step 5: When you are finished, click Submit (top right hand corner of screen) to return your data. You can also save the PDF on your desktop and attach it to an email, send this email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
It's important that we get this done and get this done FAST! Please begin filling these cards out and sending them in!