Adopted from Contact Your Elected Official by ADHD Awareness
Arranging a Meeting
- Contact your representative’s office and ask for their appointment secretary. Use this tool to find out who your representatives are.
- If the appointment you are given is with your representative’s assistant, do not be disappointed. This individual may be very influential in shaping your representative’s opinion on an issue.
- Learn about your representative’s record on the issue.
- Plan for a 15-minute meeting.
- Research your topic and know your issue.
- Prepare your information in a concise yet detailed manner. (You may want to use these Talking Points.)
- Learn about the opposing argument. (Read this)
- Prepare an information package to leave behind (Click here for printable resources.)
During the meeting
- Arrive 15 minutes early.
- Don’t be surprised if the person you are meeting with is not on time.
- Introduce yourself and your affiliations, but keep it brief.
- Ask your representative how familiar they are with microcells and 5G.
- Know your “ask” and be clear about what you want.
- Answer any questions you can, but don’t be afraid to say “I don’t know but I’ll get back to you”. Never state things that you are not sure are accurate.
- Offer to serve as a resource.
- Thank your representative or their assistant for their time.
- Leave your contact information.
After the Meeting
- Follow-up with a written thank you and any additional information.
- Make a Presentation on this issue at a local Town Hall meeting. Use this guide to create it.