ACTION

Spread the word to lawmakers, journalists, celebrities, friends, family, and coworkers: Standard Time is best for health, safety, schoolchildren, workers, and environment. Permanent Standard Time is the quickest way to end clock changes in North America.

Contact Lawmakers

Tell lawmakers in your state or province, and in Congress or Parliament, to oppose permanent DST and to restore permanent Standard Time. Essentially that is all you need to ask, but do also say why if you wish.

States and provinces can restore permanent Standard Time right now! Federal permission is already granted for permanent Standard Time (permanent DST is federally forbidden in the US). Arizona, Hawaii, and all US territories happily restored permanent Standard Time decades ago.

Be specific about permanent Standard Time! Many lawmakers assume “end DST” means “end clock changes”, without realizing that permanent DST is slower and more expensive than permanent Standard Time, and without realizing permanent DST is more harmful than clock changes.

In the US:

  • Contact your state and congressional lawmakers (three options):
    • The American Academy of Sleep Medicine will send a pre-written letter to your three members of Congress. Just click “Tell Congress to Stop the Clock!”, enter your contact info, and click “Send Message”. Please consider contacting your state lawmakers separately if you use this option.
    • Resistbot is automated. Text the word RESIST to its Twitter, Messenger, Telegram, or to 50409, and follow its instructions to tell your STATE and CONGRESS to restore permanent Standard Time.
    • 270toWin finds your state and congressional lawmakers for you to write and/or call individually with your request to restore permanent Standard Time.
  • Contact your state legislature to watch for local bills and committee hearings, where you can submit written or verbal testimony against permanent DST and for permanent Standard Time. Some states’ websites offer searches and notifications for bills and committees, which can be found by an internet search.
  • Get to know your lawmakers. Personal relationships make big differences! Attend their town halls, request personal meetings, and inspire your lawmakers to restore permanent Standard Time.

In Canada:

  • Contact your MLA and MP. Open North finds them for you to write and/or call with your request to restore permanent Standard Time.
  • Contact your legislative assembly to watch for local bills and committee hearings, where you can submit written or verbal testimony against permanent DST and for permanent Standard Time. Some provinces’ websites offer searches and notifications for bills and committees, which can be found by an internet search.
  • Get to know your lawmakers. Personal relationships make big differences! Attend their town halls, request personal meetings, and inspire your lawmakers to restore permanent Standard Time.

Write to Newspapers

Letters to the editors and op-ed articles are another way to get lawmakers’ attention. They can also get journalists’ attention, raise public awareness, and counteract misinformation from DST proponents.

Be specific about permanent Standard Time! Many members of the press assume “end DST” means “end clock changes”, without realizing that permanent DST is slower and more expensive than permanent Standard Time, and without realizing permanent DST is more harmful than clock changes.

Letters (emails or form submissions) can come from anyone, and their content is brief (such as 250 words or fewer). Op-eds are reserved for persons of note or letter (per each publisher’s discretion), and their content can be longer (such as 650 words).

Be polite and to-the-point in your writing. For verification purposes, include your full name, phone number, email address, and city of residence (only your name and city are published).

Write the newspapers that your community reads. Here are links to instructions for the largest publications in the US:

Sign & Share the Petition

Sign and share Save Standard Time’s petition. It calls upon lawmakers around the world and at all levels of government to reject permanent DST and to restore permanent Standard Time. Save Standard Time will forward this petition’s signatures to lawmakers as a part of ongoing advocacy efforts.

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Engage on Social Media

Follow and share Save Standard Time’s website and social media with friends, family, coworkers, and neighbors. Like, reply, and repost content. Spread the word, build the movement, and counteract DST misinformation.

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Use hashtag #StandardTime, #SaveStandardTime, or #PermanentStandardTime in your social media posts to draw attention to the benefits of Standard Time. Save Standard Time does not recommend using #LockTheClock or #DitchTheSwitch, as these were created by proponents of permanent DST.

Share memes and info-graphics from Save Standard Time’s images collection. Tag @SaveStandard or email info@savestandardtime.com for retweets or to share more ideas!

Join our discussion groups on Facebook or LinkedIn to talk with like-minded individuals, or email info@savestandardtime.com to ask to join our Slack workspace.

Encourage Endorsements

Policy endorsements play a crucial role in raising public awareness, attracting journalists’ attention, and convincing lawmakers to do what’s best. Scores of organizations and doctors have already lent their names to this consolidated endorsement list. But more visibility is needed.

Please reach out to more groups, doctors, politicians, and celebrities. Ask they join Save Standard Time’s list or publish their own statements against permanent DST and for permanent Standard Time.

Send Sponsors & Build the Board

Save Standard Time was founded in June of 2019 as a nonprofit, nonpartisan, single-issue effort to preserve and extend the observation of longitudinally correct Standard Time. Its operations are largely administered by its San Francisco–based founder, in consultation with allies across North America. Save Standard Time’s focus is the United States and Canada, with support provided to other nations as time and funds permit. Save Standard Time seeks to expand advocacy efforts for healthier and safer Standard Time, to replace bills for permanent DST with bills for permanent Standard Time, and to restore permanent Standard Time across North America.

A great amount of ongoing time is required to research history, follow news updates, read draft legislation, index articles and studies, update this website and its corresponding social media, compose letters and emails, make phone calls, discuss issues with experts in relevant fields of study, travel to and meet with legislators, and keep track of all progress. Save Standard Time also has financial costs, such as printing, postage, mailbox rental, website hosting, travel, and bookkeeping. DST and permanent DST are supported by billion-dollar lobbyists from special-interest corporations. Save Standard Time is supported by volunteer work and donated funds, primarily from its founder.

Formal incorporation as a registered nonprofit is currently underway, with updates to be announced very soon. If you have suggestions for (or would like to volunteer as) a board member, please email info@savestandardtime.com. For those interested in financial contribution, donations can be placed via the links below.

Thank you for your interest in and support of Standard Time! We wish you bright, healthy days and dark, restful nights.

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