How to contact your political representatives

ImageLet your voice be heard!  Here’s how to tell politicians that you care:

1. Know your representatives. Put your address into the “Neighborhood Resources” field here, and the City’s website will tell you who your representatives are.  You’ll get links to their websites, which have phone numbers and email contact forms.

2. Prepare your message. In order to have your call counted/logged, you must provide your full name, address (for district verification), phone number (in case of followup), and reason for calling (name of the issue if you know it, and your thoughts, stated briefly and concisely).

3. Call.  Whether you get a live person or a machine, leave the same information.  Here’s a sample:  “My name is Sue Jones and I live at 6700 West 83rd Street in LA. My phone number is 310-670-4777. I support the “Grow LA GMO-free” initiative and I urge you to vote “yes” when it comes up for a vote. The ban on GMOs will protect heirloom seeds and protect locally grown food in Los Angeles.”

4. Email.  If you prefer, you can send an email.  Most representatives’ websites have a contact form, but in order to be counted/logged you do need to provide all the same information.

(Thanks to the Heal the Bay website for outlining this information so clearly.)

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