What NOT to do when you Contact your Legislator

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(Last updated March 1, 2005)

Along with the “Do’s” also remember a few “Don’ts.”

·          Do not use religious language when addressing a legislator
Unless he shares your religious convictions, he probably will not be able to relate to it.

·          Do not make threats.  He is far more likely to do what you want if you build a responsible and credible relationship.

·          Unless you are an official spokesperson for a group, make sure you speak only for yourself.  Mentioning a group may only pigeonhole you.


(If your representative has NOT agreed to file a bill, contact another representative who will!   Most representatives would be delighted to be associated with such family affirming, compassionate legislation.

The above information was adapted from the Kentucky Citizen Digest  

How to get family friendly jury duty laws for your state

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