Lawmakers

Each person has 2 State House Representatives and 1 State Senate per District.

A great resource to FIND OUT WHO your legislators are and their contact information: 

http://openstates.org/id/legislators/

add these emails and phone numbers to your contact list. 


GET TO KNOW THEM! 

These Legislators will be in their home town (unless campaigning) until the beginning of the Legislative session in January and will have more time to meet with you before the session starts. Then many stay in Boise during our 4 month Legislative session and are very busy at that this time.


During the legislative session, HFI will send out Action Alerts requesting you contact your representative on proposed legislation. This will often involve a quick phone call or simple email. This shouldn't be the only time you are in contact with your legislator. Taking time to develop a relationship with your elected official off season will allow you the opportunity develop an open line of communication based on mutual respect.Letters

Personal letters that state your views on how the proposed legislation will affect your profession, family, or community are the individual's basic communications tools. Timing of such communication is vital.  The Legislative session begins in January for four months.  Click here for more hints on effective written communications.


E-mails

When speed is desirable because of imminent action on a piece of legislation, emails may be sent to a legislator. Tips to emailing the Idaho Legislator. We include copy paste lists for ease of use.


Telephone Calls

Several hints for phone contact with your legislator can be found in the "How To Phone" your legislator document.  In addition, here are a few quick notes to keep in mind. This form of communication is particularly effective when the person making the call worked in the campaign of the legislator or has established a personal relationship with the legislator.  Direct contact with the legislator is not always possible, but messages can be left with aides or secretaries.  It would not be appropriate to use this communication method exclusively.

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