Engaging your elected officials is a powerful action step you can take to make sure your voice is heard. Click the links below for some tips and resources on how to contact your federal, state and local elected leaders.
✓ Be concise and courteous when contacting your elected officials at all levels—federal, state and local.
✓ Share personal stories. It’s important to share your or your community’s personal stories related to the issue your contacting your elected official about. Your stories can show the impact of issues in ways just sharing statistic can’t, including how an issue affects real people including their constituents.
✓ Relax! You don’t have to be nervous when communicating with your elected officials. As elected officials, they are public servants who hold their office because you and/or your community elected them. Your elected officials and their staff need to hear from you—their constituents—about issues that matter to you and your community. You don’t have to be a subject matter expert to talk about an issue that matters to you.