Tracking state legislation is an important part of animal protection activities. Often, an issue is introduced at the state level before it gains the support it needs to be introduced to the U. S. Congress.
Your elected representatives pay attention to e-mails, phone calls and personal letters from their constituents. They know that your vote can be won or lost by their response to an issue of importance to you. Make sure you let them know what issues are important to you.
When contacting your representatives:
Address only one issue per communication.
Keep your e-mails and letters brief, and always be polite.
Find out the number of the bill you are writing about, then use this identification in your letter.
Be sure your name and address are legible.