Custody Preparation for Moms

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5 Steps to a Successful Contact With a Legislator

  • Say who you are

  • Say who you are with (if affiliated with an organization)

  • Say why you are contacting them—the 1 sentence version

  • Make your case—the <5 minute version

  • Ask for something specific—their sponsorship of a bill, their vote,their advocacy, etc.

    Other Tips to Make the LegislativeContact a Success

  • Try to leave something in writing—

  • A fact sheet, article, newspaper clipping

  • Ask if there is any other info the legislative contact would like

  • Ask how else the legislative contact might help you

  • Verbally review what you have agreed to do for the legislator and what the legislator has agreed to do for you

  • Do what you said you will do

  • Thank them



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