Here is an example of a message you can leave with the office of the Senior Director of Corporate Affairs (or you can just wing it!):
Hello, I’m [Your Name], from [City, State].
I’m calling to urge Kroger to commit to a pollinator protection policy that bans bee-killing pesticides across the entire supply chain.
Bees and other pollinators are vital to our ecosystem and the future of our food security. As the world's largest supermarket chain, Kroger should be leading the way in banning harmful pesticides.
Thank you for your time.
- Be friendly and polite - the person picking up the phone will find it hard to ignore you if you are polite.
- Don’t feel like you have to answer any specific questions or give any personal information if you don’t feel comfortable.
What if they ask who asked me to call?
Tell the person that you’re a member of a global organization called SumOfUs, which runs campaigns to keep corporations accountable. Tell them you’re calling as someone who is concerned about bee die-off due to neonics.
What if I’m not connected?
The line may be busy - sorry about that. Please do try calling again during office hours.