When you enable the send to government representatives option in the publishing workflow, Merit will automatically match each student up to the appropriate representatives. It will include your story in a weekly digest email that Merit sends to each representative.
Example of an update email sent to a government representative:
Additional email specifications:
- Emails to government representatives are always sent from "Merit" with an email address of "firstname.lastname@example.org"
- The subject line of an email is always "Student success updates from your constituents"
Each government representative in the Merit Network has access to an online account that allows them to view and share all stories that have been sent to them. In addition, they can also congratulate students for their achievements. These accounts are similar to Merit's Media Portal for news organizations. Learn more about the Merit Media Portal here.
Watch this video to learn more about how government representatives can congratulate students for their achievements: