There are over 7,300 local government representatives in the Merit network. You can choose to include them as part of your audience when you create any achievement.
When you enable the Send to government representatives option in the publishing workflow, Merit will automatically match each student up to the appropriate representatives. They will receive a digest email that contains news about all of their constituents. Government representatives will each get an email linking them to their free Merit page. These notifications will come from firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here's an example of an email sent to a government representative:
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.
Watch this video to learn more about how government representatives can congratulate students for their achievements: