Whether visiting, writing or calling your elected officials, be sure to:
Identify yourself: If you are a voter in the legislator’s district, say so.
Be specific: State the issue clearly. If possible, refer to a bill number (House Bill # or Senate Bill #) and the bill’s title.
Be timely: Try to respond as quickly as possible to legislative alerts. Contact your legislators before they vote on an issue.
Be personal: Let your legislator know why you support or oppose a bill. Tell him or her how the bill will affect you, your family, and your community. Your own experience will be of great value.
Be reasonably brief: Be considerate of your legislator’s busy schedule. Keep your visits, letters, and phone calls as brief as possible.
Be polite: Don’t be threatening, demanding or abusive. The first time you are will be the last time a legislator will be attentive to your concerns.