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Ramping up our work to improve Ohio’s democracy

There is no time to waste when it comes to fighting climate change and protecting Ohio’s air, land, and water. As an active member of Ohio’s environmental community, we sincerely appreciate your efforts to build a healthier environment for all Ohioans. 

At the Ohio Environmental Council, we believe a healthy democracy empowers voters to demand a healthy environment. We are asking our strongest and most active supporters to join us in sharing this important message and engaging your networks in this important work. 

The OEC is excited to pilot use of a new app, called Team, to reach more people. We hope you will join us!

WHAT IS TEAM? 

Team is a community organizing app. It makes it easier for our supporters like you to spread the word to your networks. Studies have found that advocacy messages are up to 9x more effective when people hear them from their own friends, family, coworkers, and neighbors. So, as we’re ramping up our work to improve Ohio’s democracy, we need your help.

WHY USE TEAM?

It’s crucial to provide our friends and neighbors the important information they need to get involved in the fight for a healthier democracy and healthier environment.

Having real conversations with people is very important for the cause. When YOU—a trusted friend, coworker, and neighbor—have the conversation or deliver a key message, it becomes even more powerful.

HOW DOES TEAM WORK?

1. Connect with your Team
 
● Team is our insiders-only hub!
● Get to know organizers and other volunteers
● Stay connected to the cause!
2. Start Talking to Friends & Neighbors
 
● OEC will share important updates and upcoming opportunities that we hope you’ll share with friends and neighbors.
● You have the option to write personal messages about the topic to each friend on your list. You choose the best way (text, WhatsApp, etc) to reach your friend.
● Talk to anyone, anywhere in-person to bring more folks into the fold.
3. Share Content on Social Media

● OEC will tell you when important videos, articles, events, and more need to be amplified on social media.
● Share the content so your network (friends, family, high school classmates, and more) can learn about issues and get key information from a source they trust — you!

AN IMPORTANT NOTE ON PRIVACY

The first time you open the app, Team will ask your permission to access your phone contacts. Team will use this information to help connect contacts to the issues we care about. By speaking directly to your friends, you can be a more effective supporter.

The OEC and Team take privacy seriously. Your information is safe. We won’t contact anybody without your permission, and we will never message your friends. The OEC and Team will not share your information with third parties.

But if you’re not comfortable with sharing yet, that’s okay too!  We understand. Please note that you can still download the app and engage with the content.