Contacting Elected Officials
The old adage of “it’s not what you say but how you say it” applies directly to contacting and lobbying elected officials. The right to speak out for or against our government is as old as the institution itself. However, how you say something can be just as important as what you say. If you have something to say about your government, take the time to say it in the most effective way possible.
Our form of government in America relies heavily upon the feedback and involvement of its citizens to operate effectively. In “speaking truth to power”, we as citizens, help our government operate by contacting elected officials on a regular basis and letting them know our strong positions on the issues.
When it comes to lobbying, all types of communication are important – writing, calling, emailing, faxing and meeting with your officials are quality ways of addressing key issues of concern.
Don’t be silent! Your elected officials work for you. Let them know how you feel! Select the links below for our pointers on effectively reaching out to elected officials: