If you had ten minutes to share your story (or that of your community, business or organization) with your lawmakers, what would you say that could convince them to help you?
So often I hear people share they believe politicians don’t listen and have already made up their minds on an issue. THIS ISN’T TRUE! In fact, it’s exactly the opposite.
Legislators seek out opportunities to help their constituents. But they can’t help you if they don’t hear from you. And frankly they are expecting you to talk to them and share the challenges (and opportunities) you’re experiencing so they CAN help you.
If you have ever listened to lawmakers share stories during committee meetings, on the floor of their respective chamber or on the campaign trail to reinforce their position on an issue or bill, they often start by sharing a story from a family, small business owner, veteran, constituent, and the like. They don’t make up these stories…they come from people just like you! So make sure they know and understand yours.
Your Partner in Advocacy…Kathy