LIHEAP Action Month

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Thank you for helping to make LIHEAP Action a stronger, year-round effort. Our neighbors, friends and families are counting on us to be their voices in the fight to ensure LIHEAP makes a difference for those who deserve help! Email us with questions or suggestions.

LIHEAP Action Toolkit

  • 31 Day August Action Month Calendar

    We have a daily action calendar ready to go for August. Join in to help #SaveLIHEAP! #LIHEAPAwareness

  • LIHEAP Talking Points

    1. Download these talking points for LIHEAP
    2. The Realities of LIHEAP. Some important clarifications on some LIHEAP distortions being peddled.
    3. Talking Points, more key data. (thank you, NEADA!)
    4. Talking Points WAP LIHEAP FINAL: Weatherization Assistance Program
  • Save LIHEAP Postcards

    You can place these Save LIHEAP Postcards in the lobby of LIHEAP agencies to promote awareness. See what one agency did:

    Download the Post Card: #SaveLIHEAP

  • Have your constituents tell their story

    Please add your LIHEAP story to our growing list here: Tell Your LIHEAP Story
    We are showcasing the stories here: LIHEAP Stories
    And here is an example of what THAW, one of our NEUAC member organizations have done. Thank you, THAW!

    The Heat and Warmth Fund tells LIHEAP Stories

  • Thank you, and Request Letter templates for your Reps

    1. A thank you letter and a request letter template you can use in advance of your meeting, after your meeting, or to take with you and leave with your member of Congress or staff. These will serve as reinforcements for our representatives’ continued funding of LIHEAP. Be sure your contact information is on the letter.
  • Idea: Coloring pages in agency lobbies

    Place these in your agency lobby and allow children to draw their house and then you can mail them to your policy makers.

    1. Coloring Page Save LIHEAP #1
    2. Coloring Page Save LIHEAP #2
  • Write an Editorial for your local newspaper

    An ‘Editorial-for-Newspapers‘ template that you can use to submit to any newspaper or online media outlet. Just fill in your state information. You can copy and paste it or personalize it as you like.

  • Make an appointment to see your representative

    1. A  ‘how to’ guide on making Congressional appointments and preparing for in-person visits with Members of Congress and staff.
  • Social Media for Action Month

    See here for our comprehensive Social Media kit. NEUAC has initiated the hashtag #SaveLIHEAP on Twitter. When posting or retweeting, please use this hashtag or #LIHEAP to keep the conversation going.

  • State by State LIHEAP data

    Use this information to contact your representatives! FY2018 state-by-state data on LIHEAP eligibility, funding and usage: LIHEAP State Sheets.

  • 2018 All Parties Letter for distribution

    Click here to download and distribute the 2018 All Parties Letter with signatures, sent to congress which supports our request for federal LIHEAP funding. These are great documents to leave with your representatives as reference information for staffers on our issue. They actually read these and hang onto them.

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