Tips for Meeting with your Elected Official

Adopted from Contact Your Elected Official by ADHD Awareness


Arranging a Meeting

  1. Contact your representative’s office and ask for their appointment secretary. Use this tool to find out who your representatives are.
  2. 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.


  1. Learn about your representative’s record on the issue.
  2. Plan for a 15-minute meeting.
  3. Research your topic and know your issue.
  4. Prepare your information in a concise yet detailed manner. (You may want to use these Talking Points.)
  5. Learn about the opposing argument. (Read this)
  6. Prepare an information package to leave behind (Click here for printable resources.)

During the meeting

  1. Arrive 15 minutes early.
  2. Don’t be surprised if the person you are meeting with is not on time.
  3. Introduce yourself and your affiliations, but keep it brief.
  4. Ask your representative how familiar they are with microcells and 5G.
  5. Know your “ask” and be clear about what you want.
  6. 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.
  7. Offer to serve as a resource.
  8. Thank your representative or their assistant for their time.
  9. Leave your contact information.


After the Meeting

  1. Follow-up with a written thank you and any additional information.
  2. Make a Presentation on this issue at a local Town Hall meeting. Use this guide to create it.