MJ Eckhouse, Communications Coordinator, March 25, 2020
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!
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?
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.