You, a member of the ESOP community, are the strongest and most reliable advocate for employee ownership. Your members of Congress need to hear from you and more importantly they need to know you exist.
The goal here is simply to identify yourself as a constituent and a supporter of employee ownership who can be a resource for questions about legislation impacting employee-owned companies, like yours.
Below we have given you the ability and a template to send an email to your Members of Congress. Introduce yourself, your company, and make sure to tell them how being an ESOP sets you apart from other companies in their district or state.
My name is [first, last] and I am an employee owner at [company], headquartered in your district. I am lucky to say I am an employee owner, because our company has an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), meaning we all have a stake in the success of our business.
[Introduce your company here. Where are you headquartered? how many employee owners do you have? What about being employee owned makes your company unique? How does your ESOP benefit the community – job retention, retirement savings?]
How to make your introduction:
- Confirm your information. To ensure your Representatives receive the message below, please confirm your home mailing address and phone. Use your home email address so your Representatives know that you and your business are in their state. Click the "Show Me My Officials" button to refresh the list of Senators who will receive your message.
- Customize and add Your Personal Message. Use the template above to introduce yourself, your company, and make sure to tell them how being an ESOP sets you apart from other companies in their district or state. Feel free to add information like your location and number of employees.
- Send your message by clicking the Send My Message button. This will send your email to both of your Senators and Members of Congress.