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The 8 Steps To Pick a Candidate
League Stands on Public Issues
Contacting Elected Officials
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How to Take Political Action:
A few basic tips.
Once public officials have been elected, let them know by telephone,
FAX, E-Mail, telegram or letter how you feel about proposed legislation
and other governmental issues. Learn how to contact your elected officials
by going to the information posted at the linked site.
Increase your political effectiveness by following a few simple rules.
- Be polite and businesslike, brief but not terse.
- Identify a bill by name or number if possible.
- State your position on the issues.
- Explain how it will effect you.
- Request action.
- Ask for an answer.
- Thank them for their good votes and actions.
Public Opinion Message (P.O.M.): for urgent or time-sensitive communications.
You can send a 20 word message by P.O.M. to the President, Vice-President,
Governor, or federal and state legislators for $9.95. Your name and address
are not counted as part of the message unless there are additional signers.
Call Western Union at 1-800-325-6000 to send a P.O.M. The cost will be
charged to your phone bill. A mailgram can be delivered in the next day's
mail at $18.95 for 50 words including name and address.
Links to Elected Officials
President George W. Bush
Vice President Dick Cheney
Senators Kennedy & Kerry
Representative Barney Frank
Governor Jane Swift
Cynthia Creem & Newton Representatives
Mayor David B. Cohen