How to lobby…
Writing a letter is considered the best way to communicate with your elected officials.
Follow the tips below to express your opinions effectively:
Identify yourself, personally and/or by your business. Legislators appreciate hearing from their constituents and need to know who you are.
State up front your concern or issue. Keep your information concise and to the point.
State Your Position
Let them know how you feel — in support or opposition — and why you feel that way. Often, it is the specific impacts — as you explain them — that will help your legislators understand the real-world implications of the legislation they are considering.
What Do You Want
Tell them what you want. Don’t leave them guessing. If you have a solution or recommendation, state it, again keeping it short and concise.
Tell Them How to Reach You
Be sure to ask them to respond and tell them how to reach you.
Format Your Letter
Your letter should be addressed to:
The Honorable (legislator’s full name)