RESOURCES

CUSTOMIZABLE ACTION SHEETS

Action Sheet: Request a Meeting with your Elected Official

Customize this Action Sheet with information on your cause and your state to encourage advocates to meet with their elected officials about wind energy. 

Action Sheet: Letters to the Editor

Customize this Action Sheet with information about why you are planning to write letters to the editor in your community. 

MEETINGS WITH ELECTED OFFICIALS

Request a Meeting with your Elected Official

Use this one-pager to learn how to find your elected officials and declared candidates, and how to write them a letter requesting a meeting.

Attending a Town Hall Meeting

Attending a town hall meeting? Raise your hand high and be prepared to ask your elected official if they support wind energy. 

Tips for Talking to an Elected Official

Download this sheet for tips on how to talk to elected officials using our "deep advocacy"  strategy. 

Elected Official Meeting Outline

This one-pager contains a sample meeting outline for a meeting with an elected official. Customize your meeting outline with information about the individual and with your ask.

Meeting Minutes Note-taking Sheet

The Meeting Minutes Note-taking sheet should be used during meeting with elected officials to make sure that everything is well-documented. You'll likely want to refer back to your notes later. 

American Wind Energy Pledge 

Bring the American Wind Energy Pledge with you to your meeting with your elected official if you are going to ask them to pledge their support.

Meeting Follow-Up Checklist

After your meeting, you'll want to promptly follow up. Use the follow-up checklist to make sure you're writing a complete follow-up letter or email. 

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Setting Up a Google Alert

Google Alerts allow you to get notified any time a newspaper near you publishes an article mentioning wind energy. That way, you'll know when there is a good opportunity to write an LTE in response.

Setting Up a Google Alert

Download the written step-by-step instructions for how to set up a google alert here. 

How to Write an LTE

This 3-minute video will go through the steps for how to write and submit a letter to the editor on wind energy. 

How to Write an LTE

Download the written instructions for how to write and submit an letter to the editor here. 

TALKING POINTS

Jobs & Economy 

Fact sheet with information and talking points about how wind energy creates jobs and benefits the economy. 

Wind Makes Financial Sense

Fact sheet with information and talking points about how wind energy is cost-competitive and even cheaper than traditional forms of energy. 

Wind is Reliable 

Fact sheet with information and talking points about how wind energy is a reliable source of energy. 

Top Three Questions

Sometimes, when you're speaking about the benefits of wind energy, someone will ask you a tricky question. These are some talking points to answer some of the most common questions about wind energy. 

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