Breaking News Bar
updated: 9/18/2013 8:39 AM

Group tries to make it easier to contact lawmakers

hello
Success - Article sent! close
  • Madeleine Doubek

      Madeleine Doubek

 
 

Reboot Illinois, a nonpartisan digital media group, is launching an online tool that could make it easier for people to send the organization's message to local lawmakers.

The tool, called Sound Off, will be available through RebootIllinois.com. It uses a person's address to identify and help send an email to his or her state lawmakers, as well as legislative leaders and Gov. Pat Quinn.

Order Reprint Print Article
 
Interested in reusing this article?
Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.
The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.
Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.

Contact information ( * required )

Success - request sent close

"We are targeting the people who really control the agenda in Springfield," said Chief Operating Officer Madeleine Doubek.

The tool features pre-written letters about a handful of topics to reflect the stances Reboot Illinois takes. For example, the group has advocated for a proposal to cut teachers' and state workers' retirement benefits vehemently opposed by union leaders.

Users can edit the letters.

Interest groups often help their members send emails to lawmakers or provide phone numbers to help rally around particular issues.

The debates over pensions and same-sex marriage last year, for example, flooded lawmakers' offices with opinions on either side.

Share this page
Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.
    help here