Calling your Members to request action on specific legislation is a great idea – and you’ll want to call their Capitol Hill office rather than their district office.
Issue, Facts, Goal: How to make the right call.
Know the issue you wish to discuss, your goal, and the action you want them to take.
Provide compelling facts – your APA Science GRO team can give you talking points.
Find your legislator’s phone number on his or her website or call the Capitol switchboard at 202-224-3121. When calling the switchboard, give the operator the name of your legislator and ask to be connected to their office.
Identify yourself: give your name, your profession and let them know if you are a constituent.
Ask to speak with the staff member who handles the issue.
Give the staff member your message: issue, facts, goal and ask for the legislator’s support.
Confirm the lawmaker’s position on the issue.
Let us know how the call went so we can track this issue.