Call of the Day: Stand Up Against Hate and Prejudice

Both Congressman Richmond and Councilman Williams released heartfelt statements in support of Alton Sterling's family and declared to help to continue their fight for justice.  White supremacy killed Alton Sterling and is preventing his murderers from being brought to justice, taking down these monuments to white supremacy is one step on the long road towards progress.

WHO TO CALL:

Rep. Cedric Richmond (2nd District) in Washington at (202) 225-6636, and in New Orleans at (504) 288-3777

Councilman Jason Williams (Councilmember-At-Large) in New Orleans at (504) 658-1070

Reminders: Identify where you're calling from (town and zip code is fine) so they know you're an actual constituent. Be concise - the office will get through more calls that way. Be polite and don't argue with the staffer - they don't set policy. If you get a voicemail, then leave a message. And if you get a busy signal -- call back later!

Sample script-

Hi, my name is [Name] from New Orleans, zip code 70118 [or wherever you're from].

Will you stand with us against hate and prejudice.  Will you march with us to reject white supremacy and demand a more equitable New Orleans.