It's a fact of life that every decision that affects health freedom is a political decision. Our elected lawmakers at the State Capitol determine everything from a doctor's ability to practice and prescribe supplements, children's ability to attend schools and daycares without forced medical intervention, the ability of small farmers grow and sell produce free of chemicals and toxins. That's why its important that individuals to be active and reach out to legislators about the issues and the bills and making sure your voice is heard.
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.
Below are some resources to help you become an effective advocate for your health freedom in Idaho:
- Four Ways to Communicate
- Twelve Tips Meeting your Legislator Face to Face
- How to Email /Write Your Legislator
- How to Phone Your Legislator