Do you feel hesitant or unprepared when you're asked or want to call your lawmakers on a big issue? You're not alone. It's normal to feel nervous the first few times you contact your U.S. representative or senators. We want to make the process as smooth as possible. We've been helping people connect with their elected officials for a long time.
So, here are some tips for when you receive an "action alert" in your email or hear about an issue on which you want to make your voice heard.
We know it takes courage to reach out and connect with Capitol Hill or your state legislature. But the more you practice, the easier it will get. To those of you who regularly take action on family issues, thank you. To those of you are new to this challenge: take heart! Your lawmakers work for you, and they need to hear your voices.
If you've never contacted your elected officials, give it a try today. If you'd rather e-mail your lawmakers, we can help with that, too. However you choose to take action, remember these steps: be concise, be confident, and be courteous.