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How To Contact Your Legislator. When calling your Legislator be sure to include:. Your name The district you live in/work Any affiliations The issue you are presenting How the issue affects you or the individuals you work with Your stand on the issue and its reasoning

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when calling your legislator be sure to include
When calling your Legislator be sure to include:
  • Your name
  • The district you live in/work
  • Any affiliations
  • The issue you are presenting
  • How the issue affects you or the individuals you work with
  • Your stand on the issue and its reasoning
  • What you would like your legislator to do
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Continued…
  • Ask what the legislator’s position is
  • Ask if you can leave your name and address
  • Be sure to thank them for their time
meeting with your legislator
Meetingwith your Legislator
  • Begin by introducing yourself and tell them you are a constituent from their district
  • State the issue you are addressing
  • Use examples from your experience
  • Before leaving make a request for action (to support or oppose the bill)
talking to your legislator
Talking to your Legislator
  • If they disagree with you, be sure to remain polite and thank them for listening.
  • If they ask questions you cannot answer, be honest, tell them you’ll find out and get back to them
tips for writing effective letters
Tips For Writing Effective Letters
  • Short
  • Specific
  • Discuss only ONE bill or issue per letter
  • Put your letter in your own words, avoid abbreviations & jargon
  • Tell why you are interested in the topic
  • Tell how the issue affects you or your family personally
  • Invite the legislator to respond to you, be sure to include name, address, phone number, and email
  • Thank your legislator
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Mary Jones

123 Farm Way

Eggland WV

January XX, 2004

Honorable Woolworth B. Lamb

Senator

West Virginia Senate

State Capitol Building

Charleston, WV 25305

Dear Senator Lamb:

I am one of your constituents. I am a (4-H’er, CEOS, Master

Gardener, Union Member).

I am writing to you because our country needs more WVU

Extension agents.

WVU Extension is important to because……..

I hope you will be supportive of higher education and WVU

Extension in the upcoming session by……

Thank you for your time and attention. I look forward to your reply.

Sincerely,

Mary Jones

SAMPLE

always
ALWAYS:
  • Be one time
  • Come prepared
  • Keep in mind you know the topic, explain the issue as if you are talking to someone without any knowledge of the area.
  • Be brief
follow up
Follow up:
  • Leave a short written summary of your position.
  • Write them a thank you and a summary of your position again.
  • Continue to keep in contact with your legislator throughout the year.