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Welcome! You'll find resources here to help with your Earthjustice email or text message subscriptions, using our online advocacy and donation forms, and more. Thank you for being a part of Earthjustice.

Manage Subscriptions

How do I subscribe to Earthjustice emails?

For security purposes, Earthjustice uses a two-step signup process. Join Earthjustice’s email community through our signup page. We'll then send you a confirmation email to make sure we have the right email address for you. Please click the confirmation link in the confirmation email to complete the signup process.

I just signed up for Earthjustice emails but never received a confirmation email to complete the process.

We apologize for the technical hiccup! Please email us, and we’ll get things sorted out.

Can I change my email subscription preferences?

Yes! To choose the types of emails you'd like to receive from us, please use the Member Center to update your email subscriptions on the “My Email Preferences” tab.

My email address has changed. How do I update my information?

At your Member Center, select the “My Contact Information” tab to update your email address and contact information.

How do I signup for Earthjustice text message updates?

Text JUSTICE to 52886. We send you insights on breaking environmental news. We use these judiciously. Please note that standard text messaging and data rates will apply.

I unsubscribed from text messages previously. How can I start receiving text messages from Earthjustice again?

After a mobile number has opted-out of text messages once, we no longer send messages to that mobile number as a courtesy. If you would like to re-join our text message list — welcome back! Please email us, and we will re-subscribe you.

How do I unsubscribe from Earthjustice text message alerts?

Text STOP to 52886. We’re sorry to see you go! We want to hear your feedback — please let us know why you decided to unsubscribe.

How do I unsubscribe from emails?

We don’t want to overstay our welcome in your inbox, but we’re sorry to see you go. Click on the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of our emails to reach our unsubscribe page and to remove your email address.

  • clicking on the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of our emails; or
  • emailing us with the subject line “Unsubscribe from emails”
  • using the Member Center to unsubscribe. You will receive one last email from us with a personal, secure link to log into the Member Center. On the “Email Preferences” tab in the Member Center, choose the option to unsubscribe from all future mailings.

We want to hear your feedback — please let us know why you decided to leave.

Taking Action

How can I write an effective action letter?

Be as clear, factual, and personal as possible. Point out how you and your home region would be affected by the proposal. Declare your position towards the beginning, and restate it at the end. We encourage you to customize each of the letters you send through our action alerts by adding personal messages with your own viewpoints and personal experiences.

Who are my senators and representatives?

To find out who represents you in Congress, go to the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives websites.

You have the wrong representative listed for me on the action form. How can I get this fixed?

For residents of split congressional districts, our database may have incorrectly matched you to a neighboring district. Please email us, and we'll correct this error.

Why do I need to add a prefix to my name when taking an action? I prefer not to use one.

We understand that many prefer not to use prefixes with their name. Unfortunately, many elected officials require that your letters use one of their designated prefixes. Earthjustice's action alerts only require prefixes if they are delivering letters to state or federal mail systems that have this requirement. If your letter does not include a prefix, it will not be accepted by the elected officials.

I take part in all the action alerts. What else can I do?

Try writing a letter to the editor of your local paper. The editorial page is one of the most important sections of any newspaper. This is an ideal forum for conveying your message about environmental and public health issues.

Editors of these newspapers wish to publish criticism, praise, or feedback to the stories and columns that have recently appeared. Editors are also looking for ideas and facts. By providing your editor with information on your issues, you are helping them to do their jobs. Keep in mind that editors are not required to print your letter, but usually they feel responsible for equitably and accurately depicting all sides of an issue.

How can I write an effective “Letter to the Editor”?

Tips to maximize the impact of your letter to the editor:

  • Respond quickly. If you wait more than a day or two the issue is old news and it is unlikely that your letter will be published.
  • Keep it short and simple. Use plain language, short sentences and short paragraphs—and get right to the point. Keep it no longer than 180 words. Be clever and present new information.
  • Craft the first paragraph. Make your point in the first paragraph and then present your argument in the paragraphs that follow.
  • Think locally rather than globally. The more relevant you can make an issue to both your own and the readers' circumstances, the more likely it is that your letter will be published. Localize and personalize the issue as much as possible.
  • Use your own words. Don't use a form letter. Let your personality and thoughts show by being serious, humorous or ironic, but don't be nasty or offensive. Creative letters using humor or irony will have a more lasting impression on the reader.
  • Use facts and figures. Where possible, the use of facts and figures elevates your argument above the average "tit-for-tat" verbal skirmishes on the letters pages. These are also more difficult to rebut or to dismiss as mere "opinion."
  • Be polite and calm. Over-emotional responses and rants are more easily dismissed than reasoned arguments. Attack issues, not people.
  • Sum up. Conclude your letter with a single sentence that sums up your main point, argument, or position so that readers are not left hanging in the air.
  • Proofread. While most newspapers will edit your letter before printing it, spelling and grammatical errors create a bad impression and reduce the chances of your letter being published.
  • Provide contact details. Provide your name, address and telephone number in case the paper needs to contact you. The paper will never print your telephone number or your street address.

How do I submit my “Letter to the Editor” to local and national papers?

Submission information will often be printed on the editorial or "Letters to the Editor" page in the newspaper or magazine. Many publications accept email submissions; look for the "feedback" or "comments" link.

Contributions & Donations

Is my donation to Earthjustice tax-deductible?

Yes! Earthjustice is a 501(c)3 non-profit. All donations to Earthjustice are tax-deductible. Our tax identification number is EIN 94-1730465. We are committed to sound fiscal management, accountability, and transparency. See our financials and our ratings by charity watchdogs.

I contribute a monthly donation to Earthjustice, and my credit card has expired or changed. How can I update it?

We are grateful for your support! At our Member Center, you can update your existing payment method on the “My Recurring Gifts” tab.

What is the “FastAction” option on your donation forms?

FastAction is a service of the EveryAction network that allows you to securely store your contact and payment information for use on any website that offers FastAction. Earthjustice uses EveryAction technology for our online donation forms and provides the opportunity for you to opt-in to FastAction. For more information, please visit FastAction’s privacy policy.

Is FastAction required?

No. To decline saving your information to FastAction, make sure the checkbox for “Remember me so that I can use FastAction next time” is not checked, before you submit the form.

I opted-in to FastAction. How do I log out of FastAction?

If you are using a shared computer, or you do not wish for FastAction to automatically fill in your information, click on the “Forget this device” link next to the FastAction icon on any of our contribution forms.

Contact Us

I don’t see my question answered here. Who can I contact?

  • For questions regarding emails and action alerts, please email action@earthjustice.org.
  • For questions about our website, please email webmaster@earthjustice.org.
  • For questions about your donation, postal mail from Earthjustice, or other inquiries, please email info@earthjustice.org, or call u s at 1-800-584-6460, on Mon.–Fri., 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. PT..

We look forward to hearing from you!

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