Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Advocacy Action Alerts

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Action Alerts

Despite technological advances, letters and personal meetings remain the most effective means of communicating with elected officials. There are circumstances, however, when it’s better to send an email. For example, if a committee is scheduled to take action on a piece of legislation tomorrow and your legislator is on that committee, then an email or phone call may be the only way to get your message through in time. Also, if you are pressed for time, an email is better than no communication at all. Once you develop a relationship with a legislator’s office, you may find that staffers prefer to communicate with you by email when they are looking for input on health issues or scheduling a meeting.

If you choose to send an email to your elected officials, follow the same rules you would if you were writing a regular letter. Include your address and identify yourself as a constituent. To ensure that your email is read, keep your message brief and to the point.

CMA BILLS HOTLIST

Click here to download the current CMA Bills Hotlist.

Be sure to check here regularly to find the list of bills that the CMA finds most pressing.

HOW TO CONTACT YOUR LEGISLATOR

To find an Assembly member, go to:
www.assembly.ca.gov/acs/acsframeset2text.htm

To find your Senator, go to:
www.sen.ca.gov/~newsen/senators/senators.htp

To find your United States Representative, go to:
www.house.gov/

To find your United States Senator, go to:
www.senate.gov/index.htm


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