by Becki Gray
Former Senior Vice President, John Locke Foundation
Feeling testy about tax reform? Want to bitch about the budget? Seeing red over regulations? Salivating over school choice?
Don’t just sit there. Contact your legislator. Let them know how you feel.
What’s the most effective way to let your voice be heard?
At a NCPLA meeting earlier this week NC House Speaker Pro Tempore, Skip Stam (R-Wake) offered suggestions to communicate with your legislator (embellished by me just a bit) in order of effectiveness (least to most):
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And finally, most of us readily voice concerns and complaints and legislators hear plenty of both! What they don’t get so often is a thank you when they’ve done the right thing. A well-deserved pat on the back will go a long way with your legislator and guarantee a more receptive ear the next time you have a complaint.