Contact Asks Who You Are or Where You’re From

Here are the guidelines to follow when dealing with questions about where you are texting from or where you live:

  1. don’t lie or misrepresent yourself
  2. only give minimal necessary information — and only when asked.

Tips From One of Our Volunteers

If someone asks me “who are you?” I always just answer with “I’m a volunteer!” or “I’m a volunteer working for X group in Y place.” If they keep pressing me on my location (which is extremely rare, for me anyway) I might say “I don’t live in the immediate area, but I care about these issues and this is how I contribute.” If someone asked me what state I’m in, I’d probably say “I live in CA, but I think these issues are important everywhere” etc.