When communicating with legislators remember several things:
- Introduce yourself and when writing a letter or e-mail sign your name and give your address.
- With 500 to 600 bills to consider a legislator is not likely to know the specifics of the bill in which you are interested, so be sure to indicate the bill by number and title.
- Keep in mind that the legislator may not be familiar with the issue you wish to discuss.
- Give concise information associated with the bill that supports your point of view.
- Share a relevant story to illustrate your point.
- Ask the legislator what his/her view is on that bill.
- Explain what you want to happen.
- Ask the legislator to vote a certain way or to support a particular position.