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Set up a meeting with your legislator

The most effective means of communicating with your legislators is a personal visit.

Legislators are generally receptive to face-to-face meetings. Once lawmakers know who you are, they will be more likely to contact you with questions about health care legislation.

Contact their offices to schedule a meeting (select the legislators tab on the search box, upper right corner.)

The ISMA can help you schedule these meetings. Call (800) 257-4762 or (317) 261-2060 for assistance.

Write them a letter

Not everyone can take the time to visit with legislators.

Read some tips on writing an effective letter or e-mail.

Pick up the phone

In some instances, there is not adequate time to write a letter to a legislator on a particular issue because a decision will be made on a bill within a few days, or perhaps a few hours. Obviously, a phone call is the best way to get your message across in these situations.

Leave at least your name and address along with your message. Do not forget to include any action you want the legislator to take on the issue.

Make the message as brief as possible. Also, you should leave your phone number in case the legislator wants to talk to you personally about your opinion.

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