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Calling Legislators
Call Script Template
 
State Representatives:
Hello, my name is ______. I am a constituent of/I work at a library that is served by Rep. [NAME]. Please pass along that I ask his/her support of SB410, Libraries, and I hope to have Rep. [NAME] visit our library after session. For any questions, I may be reached at ____. Thank you. 

Senators (NOTE vote is pending 2/5 and will be updated by 2/6) 
Hello, my name is _______. I am a constituent of/I work at a library that is served by Sen. [NAME]. Thank them for their support of SB410. I would like to invite him/her to visit our library after session. I may be reached at ________. Thank you.
 
Generic Support Message:
Hello, my name is ______. I am a constituent of/I work at a library that is served by Sen./Rep. [NAME]. Please pass along that we encourage him/her to support libraries in any related legislation. I hope to have Sen./Rep. [NAME] visit our library after session. For any questions, I may be reached at ____. Thank you. 

Thank you for your time.

How to find and contact your Indiana Senator or Representative
  1. Visit our Engage site. Or you may use the Indiana General Assembly site. 
  2. Enter in your home zip code.
  3. Click on your Indiana State Senator or Representative (not federal member of Congress). (We may have future communications about federal or local policymakers.)
  4. Click on the website listed on their information page.

Other Tips
  • Don’t expect to speak to your legislator directly. Phones are often answered by staff who are responsible for taking messages, which are then passed along to your legislator.
  • Be prepared with a written statement that will help you stay focused and on message. What is your local, regional, state level elevator speech about how libraries are important in your community? 
  • Make your communication as personal as possible (share how you use a library service, for example).
  • Be respectful and polite.
  • Be concise, specific, and support your argument with facts that can be verified.
  • Stay on message and keep to your main points.
  • Thank him/her for their time.

 

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