Fifth. How do you do it? How do you make a difference?

Updated: Mar 14

Here's how you do it!


1. Say who you are.

Direct your message to your local Representative and Senator, who are responsible for representing you. Make sure to tell them that you’re a voter in their district. Not sure who your electeds are? You can find them here.


My name is ____. I live in _____ and I’m a voter in your district.


2. Say what you want.

For example:

I’m writing today to ask you to vote “Yes” on Senate File 154 to update Wyoming’s Medicaid program and extend coverage to low-income adults.

OR


I’m writing to ask you to support affordable healthcare access for tens of thousands of Wyoming residents by voting “yes” on House Bill 162.

OR


I’m writing today to ask you to vote to jumpstart Wyoming's economy, support best business practices, and close the gender wage gap by voting YES on House Bill 196 Workplace transparency act.

OR


I'm writing today to ask you to take important steps to help protect the health of pregnant women. There are several important amendments that these bills could include to ensure that women have appropriate access to healthcare, safety throughout their pregnancies, and reduced chance of death during childbirth. Please consider these important amendments.


3. Say why you want it.

This is where you can add a sentence or two about why this particular bill or issue is important to you.


Sharing your personal story is always the most effective.


Be brief and respectful.


If you need fact-based talking points, you can use any of the talking points on the issue pages we've posted today.


Pro Tips


Keep it brief: Lawmakers are extremely busy during the legislative session. If you write them a novel, they’re not going to read it.


Make your ask clear in the subject line: This will let them know which bill you’re concerned about and how you’re asking them to vote.


Ask for a reply: Legislators might not reply to your message, even if they read it. Asking for a response makes it more likely you’ll hear back. Knowing how lawmakers are positioned on the issue can help the larger grassroots effort gain momentum.


Extra Credit


Ask 3 people you know around the state to join you in this effort by contacting their own Senator and Representative!

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