An email is probably the best way to get in touch with your legislator. Remember, you carry some power with your elected officials as a constituent.
There are prewritten emails and email examples that can be found on the Arkansas Farm Bureau website, arfb.com. Once on the website, log in to the leadership portal and view the resources provided there.
While prewritten emails are appropriate to use, it is still a good idea to create your own email to better personalize your ideas and thoughts. Personalized communications often carry more weight. Below are tips to keep in mind while drafting an email to your legislator.
- Introduce yourself as a constituent and a Farm Bureau member.
- State what you want and make it personal to you. Remember to “tell your story.”
- Keep the email short by only writing short paragraphs.