Using the telephone to contact your legislator’s office is a personalized and effective way to discuss an issue. And while this may seem daunting, it doesn’t have to be. Almost without exception, telephone calls are best placed to a legislator’s local office if they have one. The staff is very diligent about keeping track of all calls and informing the legislators on a daily basis of the number of calls received on each issue. Just as with personal visits, chances are you will not have an opportunity to speak directly with the legislator, so be sure to ask to speak with the staff person responsible for your issue.
Tips for a productive phone call: