Senator Dennis Egan: Sen. Egan recommends constituents be brief. Come knowing what you’d like to accomplish, how that can be done, and leave a one-page outline of your issue (leave one with the legislator and one with staff). Sen. Egan’s e-news, “Legislative Corner,” goes out weekly during the session. You can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the distribution list. His website is www.aksenate.org/egan, and he’s on Facebook, too. Feel free to get in touch. You can call the office at 465-4947 or stop by room 510 in the Capitol.
Senator Cathy Munoz: “I encourage people to meet with me if they are concerned about an issue, or if they have an idea for legislation. Legislators are inundated with email messages. I take all communications to the office seriously, but I feel the personal touch of a written letter or a face to face meeting stands out.”
Senator Bert Stedman: “I strongly encourage Alaskans to participate in the legislative process. Reach out to your Senator and Representative and become familiar with their stances on issues of importance to you. If you would like to schedule a meeting, I encourage you to call or email staff ahead of time. Additionally, read newspapers from around the state, listen to the radio, follow internet news sources, download the new Alaska Legislature App for iPhone and iPad, check out the Alaska Legislature website to track legislation, and watch live coverage on Gavel to Gavel television. When you are informed, you can most effectively advocate for the issues you care about. Please visit my website at www.bertstedman.com for information and ongoing updates from my office and contact information. The Alaska State Legislature is here to serve you — the Alaskans who live and work in our communities. Participation in this process is at the heart of democracy.”
Senator Peggy Wilson: “We are thankful for any input from our constituents. It can be a little scary the first time you testify before a committee. It is much easier when you have written the words down. They are right in front of you and you won’t forget what you wanted to say. After a few times you’ll get to be a pro at it. Just remember, we need your input to do our jobs better.”
Story last updated at 1/18/2012 - 10:53 am
What advice would you give to constituents who may be participating in the legislative process for the first time?