Call your senators and district representative. Write them a letter. Every action helps.


Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network

~ The farmer suicide rate is five times that of the general population

~ Sixty percent of rural areas suffer from a mental health professional shortage.

~ More than half of all farmers will earn negative farm income this year.

~ FRSAN provides the resources farmers need in times of stress.

Call Your Lawmakers

1. Look up phone numbers for your members of Congress (House.gov, Senate.gov)
2. Nail down your taking points
3. Make the calls today

Write Your Lawmakers

1. Look up contact information for your members of Congress (House.gov, Senate.gov)
2. Nail down your taking points
3. Write and send your note today

Tweet Your Support

1. Look up your members of Congress Twitter handles,
2. Tweet @ them letting them know they need to support FRSAN for #FarmStress

OR

1. Tweet to all of your followers that you support FRSAN for #FarmStress
2. Encourage them to advocate for one by visiting FarmCrisis.NFU.org

Sample Phone Call Script


Hi there,

My name is _______, and I am from _______. I’m calling because I’d like (Senator or Representative) _______ to support a the Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network.

~ Many family farmers and ranchers are in severe financial stress as they deal with a five-year, fifty percent drop in profitability.

~ In fact, more than half of farmers will earn negative farm income this year.

~ Attention to mental health is very important when times get tough. Unfortunately, sixty percent of rural areas suffer from a mental health professional shortage.

~ It's also important to note that the farmer suicide rate is five times that of the general population!

~ The Farm and Stress Assistance Network provides resources that farmers need in times of stress.

I'm going to keep close attention to whether or not (Senator or Representative) _______ supports inclusion of the Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network in the next Farm Bill. Please keep me up-to-date on his/her efforts.

Thank you.

Sample Letter or Email


Dear (Senator or Representative) _______,

My name is _______, and I am from _______. I’m writing because I’d like (Senator or Representative) _______ to support the Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network.

~ Many family farmers and ranchers are in severe financial stress as they deal with a five-year, fifty percent drop in profitability.

~ In fact, more than half of farmers will earn negative farm income this year.

~ Attention to mental health is very important when times get tough. Unfortunately, sixty percent of rural areas suffer from a mental health professional shortage.

~ It's also important to note that the farmer suicide rate is five times that of the general population!

~ The Farm and Stress Assistance Network provides resources that farmers need in times of stress.

I'm going to keep close attention to whether or not (Senator or Representative) _______ supports inclusion of the Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network in the next Farm Bill. Please keep me up-to-date on his/her efforts.

Thank you.

(Your name) ________