Thank you for taking part in the Stop Extinction Challenge! This visit to your senator’s office is one of the most valuable actions that you can take to protect the Endangered Species Act. Let’s get you ready!

1: Attend a Training Webinar

This is an important step!  Attending a webinar will make sure you feel prepped and confident for your meetings on August 16th.

Dates and times:

Monday, August 12th at 6:00 PM ET

Tuesday, August 13th at 8:30 PM ET

Thursday, August 15th at 7:00 PM ET

If you can’t make those times, please watch the video and read the talking points on this page, and take this short quiz.

2: Watch our How to Talk to Your Elected Officials video:

3: Read our How to Lobby Tipsheet and scroll through these slides from our training webinar!


4: Prepare what you will say and craft your message. Here are some talking points about the Endangered Species Act. We have also assembled materials you can print and leave with the senators’ office(s) and materials for your use in preparing.

5: Take photos and share them on social media! Here is a guide.

6: If this is information overload, please watch this recording of last year’s Stop Extinction Challenge training webinar.

You can learn more about your senator prior to visiting their office at the links below:

Vote Smart
Open Secrets
Bio Guide
Gov Track

If you did not receive materials in the mail, please print and leave these materials with the office you visit to increase your impact.

Lastly, we have materials that you could use to tell your story to media outlets and to write a letter to the editor:

How to Write a Letter-to-the-Editor

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