PDA Letter Droppers – Call Recording and Letters!

Aug 3, 2017

By Donna Smith, Executive Director and Judy Hess, Associate Director/Field Operations – Progressive Democrats of America

Welcome to our new Letter Droppers!

And thank you to all of you who were on the call Tuesday night. Many active Letter Droppers cannot make the call, but you can listen to the recording HERE.

As you know, our August Letters are ready. DOWNLOAD OUR AUGUST LETTERS HERE. Just scroll down to the bottom of the page and there the letter links are. And they work!

We try to do our drops the third Wednesday of each month, which is August 16 this time. However, if you need to drop a few days before or after that day, just go for it!

If you intend to drop a letter this month, please email Judy Hess here: with this simple info:

If to a Congressmember – the name, CD number and city (e.g. Costa CA-16 Fresno)
If to a Senator – the name, the state and the city (e.g. Boxer CA Fresno)

New to this or rusty?

Here’s the drill – there’s the “before” part, and the “after” part!

Before you go:

  1. Email as above
  2. Download and save the letter(s) you intend to deliver
  3. Insert the correct information in the blanks
  4. Save again, and print
  5. Sign

Now you are ready to deliver your letter!  This is the ground game. If you feel comfortable discussing it with a staffer, you can make an appointment – but if not, merely introduce yourself and advise you are delivering our PDA letter with important information to relay to the Representative/Senator. If you can get a picture of yourself presenting the letter, that is awesome, but not required!

After you drop your letter:

As soon as you deliver (so we can do the air game):

  1. Call or text Judy (me) at 559-907-0279 that you delivered and where (State and CD no or Senator)
  2. OR email me at that you delivered and where
  3. If you got a picture, email it to with where you delivered and the names of those in the picture

The air game is this – Mike Fox’s Phone Team makes calls to the office(s) where you dropped the letter(s). Something to the effect of, “Hey this is ____, calling to tell you that the letter ____ dropped at your office today is very important to me.  Please make sure your boss is fully aware of the legislation and our requests!”

Until next time…

In solidarity,

Donna Smith and Judy Hess