Be your own Advocate

Know your options when contacting your senators and representatives. Your voice is a powerful tool. Here are resources and tips for you to ensure you are heard and your voice is impactful. Below you will find some information about visiting your senator or representative.

To find your representatives please use the below tools

State – https://www.usa.gov/elected-officials

Local – http://app.leg.wa.gov/MemberEmail/

(Find your district http://app.leg.wa.gov/districtfinder/ )

Visiting your senator or representative

  • Research before you go
  • Bring the right people to the table
    • Center people on the margins. Include voters, influencers and group leaders.
  • Bring data and stories relevant to the district.
  • Know your roles and who will make the “ask.”
  • Know how you will respond to a yes/no/maybe.
  • Follow up with thanks and answer any questions.
  • Debrief with your group and broadcasts results.