Tips for the Citizen Lobbyist
SOCM wants you to be prepared for the harrowing journey that comes with political work. A listing of tips regarding visiting and writing your elected officials and testifying at public hearings can be found here.
Note: Information adapted from the Maine Women’s Lobby Citizen Guide.
How to Write a Letter-to-the-Editor
Writing a letter to the editor is a great way to let people in your community know how you feel about issues or programs that are important to you. You can also be sure that policymakers and elected officials regularly scan the letters section of their local paper to find out what their constituents are feeling.
Address Your Letter Properly. Many editors like to call and confirm that a letter to be published is written by the person whose name is attached. Be sure to include your name, address, and daytime phone number.
Note: Information adapted from mainewomen.org.