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Your legislators can’t know you want them to support expanded quality school options unless you tell them. Are you interested in contacting your state legislators (one state representative and one state senator)? We have some tips for you below.
Contact your Legislators by Phone
Grab your phone and give your legislators a call.
- Find your legislators’ phone numbers above.
- Keep in mind that the best time to reach your legislators is during daytime office hours – typically 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- Once you get your legislator or the aide on the phone, share your story with him or her.
- Tell your legislator or aide why you support school choice and ask his or her views on the subject.
- At the end of the call, make sure to thank your legislator for taking the time to speak with you on such an important issue.
Contact your Legislators by Email
Reach out to your legislators from the comfort of your own home by sending them a quick email.
- Find your legislator’s email above.
- Draft an email sharing your support for school choice or write about how it has impacted your family.
- Have a friend or family member read through it to check for any spelling or grammar issues.
- Once you are happy with your email, hit the send button.
Contact your Legislators by Letter
You can share your views on school choice easily with your legislators by sending them a letter voicing your support.
- You can find your state representative or senator’s address above.
- Draft a letter that shares your family’s story or why you think school choice is important. Keep it to 1 page or less.
- Your story is powerful - thank you for sharing it!
- Once you are happy with your letter, put it in the mail.
Contact your Legislators via Social Media
Are you on Facebook? Twitter? Chances are your legislators are, too.
- Facebook – Legislators might have pages where they post information. You can post questions to legislators on these pages to start a discussion.
- Twitter – Legislators will often use Twitter to send out statements or to promote issues. You can send legislators a message on Twitter asking their opinions on school choice issues. Try to stick to yes/no questions due to the limit on the number of characters in a response.
Schedule a Meeting with your Legislators
Sitting down to talk with your state representative and senator is a great way to begin building relationships with them – request a meeting with him or her today.
- Find your legislators' phone number in the look-up tool above.
- Politely call or email the legislator’s Columbus office to schedule a meeting. They are usually 15 minutes long.
- In the meantime, try to learn as much as you can about the legislator’s background and views on education and school choice issues.
- When it comes time to meet, discuss your personal story and the local benefits of school choice.
- Follow up with a thank you note to let them know you appreciated their time.