How to communicate with legislators has changed dramatically over the years – technology has shifted the snail mail scenario to email as the preferred form of contact. GOC’s Legislative Action Center makes it easy – we have pre-written letters available and also provide an option to draft one yourself. Knowing how to write an effective letter of support or opposition determines whether it ends up in a Member’s Floor or Committee file or deleted. Follow these easy steps to make the most impact, whether you send a letter or an email.
- Make your position clear. You will get more traction if you know the particular bill number and are accurate.
- If possible, give your own personal experience to support your request. Briefly, state how the issue will affect you, your family, your community, etc.
- Be polite and professional.