Tips for Contacting Elected Officials

Once public officials have been elected, let them know by telephone, FAX, e-mail, telegram or letter how you feel about proposed legislation and other governmental issues. You can contact your elected officials by linking to the Web sites posted below.

Increase your political effectiveness by following a few simple rules:

  • Be polite and businesslike, brief but not terse
  • Identify a bill by name or number if possible
  • State your position on the issues
  • Explain how it will affect you
  • Request action
  • Ask for an answer
  • Thank them for their good votes and actions

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