This post was republished and archived on April 23, 2019.

When calling your member of Congress, you may wish to use the following sample script:

Hi, my name is [NAME] and I'm a constituent from [CITY, ZIP]. I'm calling to express my strong support for S.256/H.R.912 and the various federal programs that fund Native American Language Revitalization. I urge [SENATOR/REP NAME] to support S.256/H.R.912 and oppose any federal budget that does not maintain the funding for: - The Documenting Endangered Languages Program - The Native American Languages Preservation and Maintenance grant program - The Esther Martinez Initiative grant program - Sec. 6133 of Title VI of the Every Student Succeeds Act grant program These programs are a crucial source of funding for efforts to revive Native languages in tribal communities. Thank you for your time and attention.

[IF LEAVING A VOICEMAIL: please leave your full street address to ensure your call is tallied]