Contact Your Legislators
You've probably heard a million times from teachers, websites, and anyone who hears you complain about something in your community: "Why don't you write them about it?" So now we are saying it too: WRITE AN EMAIL OR LETTER! Officials will listen, especially if they are local leaders.
Finding the right person to contact can be difficult at times and knowing what to can just as difficult. We're trying to help make this much easier for you.
By clicking where you live on the map below - or by entering your address in the search field - the name of your local Legislator and their email address will appear.
Not sure what to say? We've included a sample email to assist : Click HERE to view the contents of this sample email. The "Move Over Law" in Wisconsin doesn't receive the attention it deserves, please contact your elected officials so they know that this issue needs more funding and awareness.
Currently this option is only available for Wisconsin, but we intend to include more states in the near future.
Tips for Writing Your Legislator
- A short direct email or letter is powerful. Officials don't have a lot of time, if it's longer, they may not get the message.
- If you decide to handwrite your letter, make sure your writing is neat and legible. If other people can't read your writing, then they won't read your letter.
- Be polite; don't be too aggressive.
- Include your name, address, and ways to contact you (phone number, email) in the email or on the letter AND the envelope if you prefer to write a letter.
- Be really specific with your concerns and requests. Elected officials deal with a lot of problems every day, but make sure to mention the "Move Over Law" in your email/letter and how this law needs to change.
- Keep in mind that facts carry a lot more weight than reasons such as "because it's bad".
- Address them in a respectable way!