If you are a voting constituent, your opinions are important to your elected representatives. Phone calls are an excellent way to register your opinion quickly when an issue is hot.
- When you call your representative, a receptionist or legislative aide will answer the phone. Identify yourself as a constituent and tell the staff member you would like to leave a message for the representative regarding a particular bill or issue.
- Have the bill number ready so that your opinion can be registered accurately.
- Your message can be as simple as "I urge the Senator to vote for the Healthy Teens Act, S.5121."
- All communications are tallied by staff. Depending on who you are calling you may be asked for your name and address or simply for your zipcode.