As equine advocates, we have a responsibility to inform and advocate for positive change on horse-related issues. What better way to do this than to move horse slaughter—a practice shunned by 80% of Americans—to the forefront of your legislator’s agenda?
Here are tips to help you make the most of an in-person meeting.
How should I schedule a meeting?
Visit your legislator’s web pages for contact information, then make your meeting request via phone or email. Be sure to sign up for your legislator’s newsletter so you have advance notice of upcoming town halls or public council meetings!
Who will I meet with?
That will be determined by your legislator’s schedule. You might meet directly with your legislator or you may meet with a staffer. Remember, speaking with staffers may be just as effective because legislators rely on them for information and advice about issues.
Should I try to meet with representatives in other districts in my state?
Stick with meeting representatives in your own district since their primary job is to listen to their constituents, not outsiders’ interests.
How should I prepare for my meeting, and what should I bring?