Best Practice for Advocating in Legislative Committees
Please keep the following in mind in order to maximize the impact you can have:
- SHOW UP – Showing up at the hearings is vital to show our legislators the breadth of support for these changes.
- SPEAK UP – Signing up to speak at the hearing, which can only be done on-site just before the hearing starts, is better still.
- CONTACT YOUR LEGISLATORS, BEFORE AND AFTER – The third step is one that veterans of such hearings emphasize may be the most important of all. It’s to call or visit your state rep and state senator BEFORE the hearing – presenting your case, asking them to appear at the hearing and providing them with the date, time and location of the nearest one – and again AFTER the hearing to let them know that it wasn’t just a one-time “venting” that they can forget about afterward. Find contact information for your state rep and state senator athttp://www.scstatehouse.gov/legislatorssearch.php
- FORWARD THIS MESSAGE AND HEARINGS SCHEDULE TO EVERYONE YOU CAN!
From: GunSense SC