How to Share Your Story with Your Legislator
Sharing your point of view with your legislators is an important part of our democracy. It is their job to represent you and they really do want to hear from you. Your legislators need to hear directly from their constituents on how the programs and laws they create or remove will affect the lives of their constituents.
Some people may be nervous to contact their legislators for various reasons. Hopefully this document will give you the confidence you need to make your voice heard with communication options that are convenient.
Tell a story - All communication with your legislator should be based on how their decisions will affect your life. A good story includes the following pieces:
The Arc of Ohio Public Policy Statements
OAC 51232-9-23 51232-9-30 and 51232-9-33 Comments
Veto Request Letter - Governor Kasich
Ohio FY18-19 Budget Statement
The Arc and OPRA on DD Budget - Press Release
Waiting List Statute Support - Stakeholders
Waiting List Statute Support - Press Release
HB 115 Testimony
HB 49 Testimony
OAC 51232-9-03 Comments