- Do identify clearly the subject matter or subjects in which you are interested, not just House or Senate bill numbers. Remember, it is easy to get a bill number incorrect.
- Do state why you are concerned about an issue or issues. Your own personal experience is excellent evidence. Explain how you think an issue will affect your business, profession, community, or family.
- Do restrict yourself to one or at most two topics. Concentrate your arguments.
- Do put your thoughts in your own words. This is especially important if you are responding to something you read.
- Do try to establish a relationship with your own legislators. In general, you have more influence as a actual constituent.
- Do communicate while legislation is in committee and subcommittees, as well as when it is on the floor. Legislators have much more influence over legislation with their committee's and subcommittees's jurisdiction.