Take 5 for Cruelty Free Cosmetics
Can you give 5 minutes to help end cosmetic testing on animals?
Writing to legislators is one of the most effective means of communicating your views with elected officials. Cruelty Free International’s Take 5 for Cruelty Free Cosmetics campaign allows you to communicate with your US elected officials effectively about cosmetics testing on animals – and it will only take 5 minutes.
If you receive a response from your legislator, please let us know! firstname.lastname@example.org
Communicating your views with your elected officials is important - in order for a legislator to translate the views of their constituents into legislative action, they need to know what those views are.
Never doubt that your message is important. For each constituent who takes 5 minutes to communicate their view with the legislator he or she assumes that there many others who feel the same way and this helps shape their position on an issue.
But communicating with legislators takes time, that’s why many people either don’t do it, or they rely on petitions and one-‐click automatic e-‐mails to share their views. While well-‐coordinated petitions and instant e‐mail drives can be effective communication tools when used properly, by far, the most effective communication is an individually sent message that includes personalized information about why the issue is important to you.
What you can do!
Cruelty Free International has created this aid to help you effectively communicate with your elected official in under 5 minutes using 5 simple steps. Seriously -‐ it will only take 5 minutes to write to one of your US elected officials!
Here is a 5 minute alarm you can set to test it.
1st minute: Read the information on this page [if you already did, you have a head start!]
2nd minute: Look up your legislator.
3rd minute: Copy and paste the sample letter below into your e‐mail/ e‐mail form
4th minute: Personalize your message.
Mix and match talking points from the letter, tell them what you do for a living, how long you’ve lived in their district, how many years you’ve been buying cruelty free products etc
5th minute: Review your letter and hit “Send”
Please repeat for your remaining legislators when you’ve got another 5 minutes to spare!